"Gravity and Recovery," by Justin Randolph Thompson



University of Massachusetts Amherst (300 Massachusetts Ave, Amherst, MA 01003, Amherst MA)

Justin Randolph ThompsonThis performance/lecture by Justin Randolph Thompson emerges in relation to the initial research phases of his Creative-Capital-funded project /Surveying Gravity/. Surveying the history and legacy of the artist’s grandfather Randolph Bromery and his impact on higher education at UMass, the Amherst area and exponentially on the broad field of geosciences, the talk delves into notions of geological time, ancient forms of extractionist practices, Black history as global discourse, sonic freedom in jazz and the productions of alternatives to the arrogance of permanence.