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When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Continues through Feb. 7 2011
Nashville-based artist Derek Coté is originally from Canada, so his musings on the proliferation of American political and popular culture have the detached quality that comes from being an outsider, while keeping the thoughtfulness that being a close neighbor and resident affords. In this multimedia installation, he’s placed a row of 12 speakers that quietly call out the names of various nations — all 91 of those with a U.S. military base — alongside a wall of vintage wallpaper and antique hanging lamps. On the opposite wall sit two digital screens — the first shows a catalog of images from American political history that speeds past quickly, like a nation’s life flashing before its eyes. Next to it, a smaller screen shows a slowly rotating gold-painted toy Indian entwined with a cowboy figurine, symbols of the American mythology and its questionable foundation. The two figures move quietly, twirling together in space, symbiotically attached in an eternal dance/fight.
— Laura Hutson


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