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Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst
SHE GONE ROGUE, 2012
Film still
HD video, color, sound
22:00 min.

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

Drucker earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. Her recent videos and films include Mother Comes To Venus (2018), created in collaboration with Emmy and Golden Globe-winning director Jill Soloway (Transparent), and featuring queer rapper Mykki Blanco and trans actress Alexandra Grey; SHE GONE ROGUE (created in collaboration with transgender film director Rhys Ernst), presented in the 2014 Whitney Biennial; Fan the Flames, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Minneapolis; Made in L.A. 2012 (Los Angeles Biennial), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and At least you know you exist, presented at MoMA PS1 and the 3rdMoscow Biennial for Young Art, among many other notable venues. Other videos include One Fist, The Inability to Be Looked At, and The Horror of Nothing to See, Lost Lake, FISH: A Matrilineage of Cunty White-Woman Realness, and You will never be a woman. You must live the rest of your days entirely as a man and will only grow more masculine with every passing year. There is no way out.

Drucker has also performed and exhibited her work internationally in numerous museums, galleries, and film festivals including the 54th Venice Biennale (Swiss Off-Site Pavilion); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; ICA London; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland; L.U.C.C.A. Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucca, IT; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tromso Kunstaforening, Tromso, Norway; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Hammer Museum, REDCAT and LACE, all in Los Angeles, among others. She is represented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart, 2011

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Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #1," 2011, Digital pigment print, 36 x 54 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #1, 2011
Digital pigment print
36 x 54 in.

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #3," 2011, Digital pigment print, 24 x 36 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #3, 2011
Digital pigment print
24 x 36 in.

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #4," 2011, Digital pigment print, 24 x 35 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #4, 2011
Digital pigment print
24 x 35 in.

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #5," 2011, Digital pigment print, 36 x 24 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #5, 2011
Digital pigment print
​36 x 24 in.

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #6," 2011, Digital pigment print, 36 x 54 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #6, 2011
Digital pigment print
​36 x 54 in.

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #8," 2011, Digital pigment print, 24 x 36 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #8, 2011
Digital pigment print
​24 x 36 in.

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #11," 2011, Digital pigment print, 38 x 24 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #11, 2011
Digital pigment print
​38 x 24 in.

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #12," 2011, Digital pigment print, 24 x 36 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #12, 2011
Digital pigment print
24 x 36 in.

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #13," 2011, Digital pigment print, 36 x 54 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #13, 2011
Digital pigment print
​36 x 54 in.

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #14," 2011, Digital pigment print, 24 x 16 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #14, 2011
Digital pigment print
​24 x 16 in.

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac, "Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #18," 2011, Digital pigment print, 16.5 x 11 inches

Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac
Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart #18, 2011
Digital pigment print
​16.5 x 11 in.

Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart (2011) is an intimate collaboration between two near-strangers: Zackary Drucker, the LA-based photographer, video, and performance artist, and Amos Mac, the creator and publisher of Original Plumbing. Executed over a long, snowed-in Christmas weekend at Drucker’s childhood home in Syracuse, NY, the images combine elements of personal history, performance documentation, and exhibitionism. The resulting intervention is also an experiment in cross-identity representation; a dialogue between Mac, a trans man, and Drucker, a trans woman. 

 

Keeping normative culture on the periphery, Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart explores the relationship between spectacle and voyeur as uniquely removed from the trappings of representational asymmetry. Veering between classically sleek fashion editorials to sexed-up fetishism, site-specific body works, and body-as-target performances, the photo essay imagines a stratagem where difference is grated into a fine dust settling over the ruins of normativity. Devoid of traditional male-female power dynamics, Mac and Drucker’s mutual bond and kinship as trans people results in a visual free-for-all that plays with sexuality, female subjection, power, wealth, vulnerability, victimization, family, comfort, safety, secrets—a perfect balance of voyeur and aesthete.

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