On Being Prone in the Archive: Black British Erotic Power and Sexual Healing

By: Tao Leigh Goffe,  Inward Outward, Critical Archival Engagements with Sounds and Films of Coloniality
Tue, 12/15/2020

"Sound and vision are critical to my multisensorial archival methodology and to my praxis of storytelling. From my position as a PhDJ, a professor and a DJ, my practice involves deep listening as opposed to close reading that centers the full human sensorium to embrace an embodied experience. To me a syllabus is a mixtape. I see DJing and educating as analogous antiphonal processes that require a call and response of curation. Remixing is critical to my praxis as a Black woman living in the United States, because my simple physical presence defies expectations in both industries. I am always assumed to be the assistant and never the assistant professor. I am also never assumed to be a DJ, even when I am DJing, because I am a woman..."

Read the full article from Inward Outward, Critical Archival Engagements with Sounds and Films of Coloniality: A Publication of the 2020 Inward Outward Symposium.

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