Talking: A Lover’s Discourse, a 'zine by Jack Butler

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Talking: A Lover’s Discourse, a 'zine by Jack Butler

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'zine, 22 pages, 5 x 8 1/2" landscape format, saddle stitched (staple bound), published by http://www.xxxzines.com/ (Ho Tam).

In this series of drawings, Butler 'outs' his very personal experience of sexual play and personal growth, a process he thinks of as ‘graphing’- bringing into visual discourse his experiences. ‘Drawing’ for Butler is ‘talking’, by means of a technology-of the-hand.

“Talking: A Lover's Discourse” started out as a large red and black gouache drawing for the “Art and Cold Cash” collective; drawings about Butler's experiences of living and working with Inuit artists in Nunavut; portraits of his Inuit collaborators and of himself. Over a period of six years, as his life changed, the drawing changed. He cut and tore away faces, refocusing imagery from concerns about money to ineluctable representations of the pleasures of sex. Traces of the original Inuktitut syllabic text

remain in some of the drawings. One head, now, is ‘speaking’ the other.

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