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Zackary Drucker

Performance Interpretation

Zackary Drucker interpreted Sara Robert’s piece:
untitled music for everyone on Nov. 4 at the Exchange Rate: 2008 event in Los Angeles, CA.

(click to download Drucker’s performance text)

“ ‘Dog-Fucking Death Machine’ is a group meditation in the form of a mantra. Engaging the audience in a collective call for resistance and perseverance the piece utilizes a language of self-help, hysteria, and ____________ to address the current political climate and the presidential elections”
– Zackary Drucker

Performance Directions

Write a list that describes the ways in which your experience is not represented by the presidential candidates, the election, or the American government. Without an audience, read the text into a megaphone in the most isolated desert you can find.

Interpreted by
Adam Overton
Jean Pierre Lapeyre


Zackary Drucker is a 25 year-old Los Angeles-based artist. Originally from upstate New York, Drucker holds a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Infusing elements of installation, performance, photography, and video, Drucker’s work has been included in the recent group exhibitions Artstar at Deitch Projects, in New York, Brave New World at Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, 25 Bold Moves at the House of Campari, Powder Room at Track 16, Summer Guests at Acuna-Hansen Gallery, and has performed at the UCLA Hammer Museum, WILDNESS, and Bitches Rule, all in Los Angeles.