ASL interpreted Artist Talk with Houston-based artist James Sham
Talking Art with James Sham
Saturday, December 4, 12:30 pm
Admission is free and open to the public.
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
Arthouse at the Jones Center presents an artist talk with Houston-based
James Sham, whose work “Closed Caption” inaugurates the LIFT Projects series
presented in the Arthouse elevator.
Talking Art is an opportunity for visitors to engage more deeply with
Arthouse exhibitions by participating in conversations led by exhibiting
artists and other experts in contemporary art and culture.
Sham’s work is concerned with language, translation, and mistranslation and
he explores these themes through video, performance, installation,
photography, and sculpture.
Sham states that it is commonly accepted that when learning a new language,
the two most difficult to master elements are: 1) humor, and 2) poetry.
In “Close Caption,” Sham merges these two facets of language in a witty
demonstration of American Sign Language using DJ Kool’s song “Let Me Clear
My Throat” as source material.
Arthouse at the Jones Center
700 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
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