Eli Detweiler, Jr., a livestock and auto auctioneer and National Auction Association competition champion, performs a high-speed auctioneer chant. Detweiler will also lead an informal workshop in auctioneer number-calling. Detweiler is featured in Aitken’s 1998 installation these restless minds, which depicts rural farm auctioneers spewing out words and financial figures at a rapid-fire pace, creating what the artist describes as “accelerated perception.” This program is part of a series of in-gallery programs focusing on core ideas in the exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.
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