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"Supralingual/Sublingual: The Tongue is the Terrain"
Gary Setzer

  • Project Space 613 Allen Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

"Supralingual/Sublingual: The Tongue is the Terrain", is a new performance by visual artist, Gary Setzer, currently on tour in the United States.  Setzer re-imagines the landscape through a contemporary lens, merging electro nu-wave music and process-oriented performance art to deliver a nerdy audiovisual spectacle that recalls Joseph Beuys or Bruce Nauman as much as it does Devo.  In what the Huffington Post called “a phenomenal hybrid of his own, integrating video, music and performance,” Setzer revitalizes process-oriented art with this overdue electro-shock therapy session.  Paralleling the division between air and land with the division between language and its meaning, the surface of the landscape becomes host to a range of metaphoric activity revealing both the poetry and gracelessness of straddling the language/meaning divide. 

Gary Setzer is a Tucson-based artist and an Assistant Professor of Art at The University of Arizona.