James Allister Sprang

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James Allister Sprang is a multi-disciplinary artist and graduate of The Cooper Union. He is based in Brooklyn, NY. Sprang’s current work revolves around his alter-ego GAZR (pronounced “gazer”), a poet who aspires to be a rapper. As a whole Sprang seeks to understand identity politics by exploring the latent relationships between text, speech and body language. He has performed in venues such as the Apollo Theater, The Brooklyn Museum, BHQFU, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, The Miami Art Museum and Abrons Arts Center. The first words set to music that he remembers spazzing out over is: “I keep one eye open like CBS. Can I live?”