This new video series features two central characters modeled after science fiction author Octavia Butler and philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler. Built from stock footage of a black woman and a white woman, the video contains a series of vignettes in a hospital setting, with the two figures activating a discourse through their written texts across divergent scenarios of healing. Their quotes, pulled from each authors’ oeuvres, are presented through voice over via two Chicago-based artists playing the respective roles.
The Butlers Did It plays concurrently with Zearfoss’ solo exhibition INTENTS & PURPOSES at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, which includes sculptural and time-based works that aim to playfully converse between tropes of market culture and political interventions, each with their own method of display.
Artist reception on Saturday, January 21 from 4–7pm
The exhibition continues through Saturday, March 4, 2017
Please visit www.andrewrafacz.com for more information about the exhibition