I think I must talk in my sleep. This is my part, nobody else speak is a performative lecture by Anthony Romero. Utilizing the DJ set as a social technology, Romero brings together a set of specially produced records, along with a collection of auditory research materials, to generate a set of speculative aural encounters that together attempt to imagine a liberatory sociality in the face of colonial imports such as "ownership" and "property."
Anthony Romero is an artist, writer, and organizer committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color. His solo and collaborative works have been performed and executed nationally, most notably at Links Hall in Chicago; The Judson Memorial Church, New York City; and Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia. Recent projects include the book-length essay The Social Practice That Is Race, written with Dan S. Wang and published by Wooden Leg Press; Buenos Dias, Chicago!, a two-year performance project commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and produced in collaboration with Mexico City-based performance collective Teatro Linea de Sombra; as well as editing the exhibition catalogue for Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements. He is a co-founder of the Latinx Artist Visibility Award, a national scholarship for Latinx artists produced in collaboration with artist J. Soto and OxBow School of Art; and a co-founder of the Latinx Artists Retreat, a national gathering of Latinx artists and administrators. He is currently a Professor of the Practice at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a faculty fellow at The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, both at Tufts University.
Image: Is Our Future a Thing of the Past? 2015. Artist talk as part of a residency at Harold Washington College in Chicago. Anthony Romero and Josh Rios.