Worlding Protocol
October 20-26, 2021
Worlding Protocol
October 20-26, 2021

Romi Ron Morrison

The Future Conditional 

The Future Conditional is a series of interactive tactile sound installations. This work centers a series of conversations about black feminist futures and the future conditional, asking “What are the things, often forgotten, that we need to carry with us?” and “What can we now allow to fray and break, and be ok with the brokenness?”
Various black feminist scholars, artists, family members, and friends have been recording their reflections and are mixed as a 4 channel sound composition that are woven into soft circuit fabric transducers embedded in hanging quilts. This work takes up The Freedom Quilts as a black feminist archive of ancestral communication guiding our paths towards freedom, encrypting information through culture, building extensive relationships of trust to ensure our survival beyond this world and into the next.

 

Romi Ron Morrison

Romi Ron Morrison is an interdisciplinary designer, artist, and researcher working across new media, black feminist praxis, and cultural geography. Focusing on boundaries, social infrastructure, and community technology, their practice works to engage informal practices of knowing and representing space beyond modes of enclosure that capture land into property, people into subjects, and knowledge into data. From building open source platforms to upend the continued practice of solitary confinement to crafting community based archives to combat gentrification, their artistic practice investigates cartographies of ancestral intelligence, unassimilable data, algorithmic violence, and blackness.

They have been a collaborator with design teams that implemented projects in New Orleans, Ghana, Colombia, Ethiopia, New York, and Venice and have had work exhibited at the American Institute of Architects New York, UN World Urban Forum, Tribeca Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Joan Mitchell Center, Recess Assembly Gallery, and Project Row Houses. Romi holds degrees in Psychology and Gender Studies, as well as a graduate degree in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons School of Design. They are currently an Annenberg PhD Fellow in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC in Los Angeles. Their current scholarly writing is invested in questions of cultural encryption, fugitivity, ungendered flesh, and black computational thought.