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Anthony Romero x Metropolarity present ERASURE
January 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pmfree
4th AUX Curatorial Fellow Anthony Romero and Metropolarity present “Erasures.”
We are honored to have Metropolarity join us for an evening of sci-fi dreaming, scheming, and reading.
Event: Metropolarity “Erasures”
Start: January 31, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 31, 2015 10:00 pm
Address: 319 N 11th Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
what is “erasure”?
first, understand–your navigators:
**a vessel, a vast and veiny husk calcified in the rigorous vacuum of space, pulverized into turbid canals that pulsed star juice through galaxies, lands on a reef or at the obfuscated gate of a casino or social security office or the alien terrain of near africa.
**elastic silicone bands stretch over bones, attaching filamentous fibers to sinewy muscle. fire wire snakes through peripatetic systems while nanite swarms swim upstream through corroded, murky bone marrow.
**pilot weary with exploding artery coalesces from temporal residue, from chronal ephemera stretched through portals, diving through a wormhole pricked by errant light, birthed through a cone, surveyor solidified.
**mythmaker with sudden sentience, emerges from the proud licks of the swamp, brandishing sick sigils and taking flight, the leaked last light of the lamp of the universe, a goddess in kevlar and neoprene, strafing the skies and embedded in our god pining hearts, in the stratosphere
all of this we have forgotten, all of this was erased.
On January 31, 2015, Metropolarity, a mercurial band of radical sci-fi architects and tantric electroglpyhs, together, with Anthony Romero, avant-activist and advanced idea technopilot, embarked on a mystical journey through time, space, and the biosphere to retrieve the stolen memories, the lost idea spark of the known universe. Because they lived in times where the voice of the oppressed (queer black and brown bodies; don’t trip) was muffled, cataloged and ultimately erased, where their lives were scrutinized, their skin and bodies criminalized and made alien, where their stories, long forgotten, were stolen and then retold and repackaged by interlopers, then sold back to them under the well-worn veil of diversity hashtags, the cosmonauts of Metropolarity geared up on a mission to shift the paradigm of their world, not to change it, but to right it’s course.
This is what happened. This is ERASURE.
anthony romero: anthonyjoelromero.tumblr.com