Drawing, Reading and Counting


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James Drake

Through his drawings, video, sculpture, photography, and installations, artist James Drake has explored the human condition, specifically its emotions and its borders, both material and metaphysical....

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David Krakauer

David Krakauer is the President of the Santa Fe Institute and former Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW Madison. Krakauer’s research is focused on the evolution of intelligence...

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Cormac McCarthy

CORMAC McCARTHY is the author of over a dozen novels, including All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road. He is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and...

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Caitlin Lorraine McShea

Caitlin Lorraine McShea holds a Masters Degree from St. John’s College of Santa Fe. Her interests lie in Biology, Philosophy, Contemporary Art and their intersection. Having recently left her...

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About this Event

James Drake in Conversation with David Krakauer (Incoming President, Santa Fe Institute)

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(Beauty and Madness in Art & Science)

Wednesday 5 August, 7pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center

Dramatic reading by Caitlin Lorraine McShea and David Krakauer from Cormac McCarthy’s long awaited novel The Passenger.

“There was no sound. Just this searing white light. And then the reddish purple cloud rising in billows and flowering into the iconic white mushroom. Symbol of the age.”
~ The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy

Musical Composition by John McCarthy

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition: James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) Chapters 4, 6 and 8, presented at Lannan Foundation through August 30th. Read more here.

Photos of this event are available on Flickr.


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