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Sweet Pass Sculpture Park presents JJJJJerome Ellis: "Loops of Retreat " opening reception

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Sweet Pass Sculpture Park will present JJJJJerome Ellis: "Loops of Retreat," featuring the work of composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer JJJJJerome Ellis.

In his album The Clearing (2021), the artist imagines his block stutter to be a point of departure for examining the relationship between music, blackness, disabled speech, and time. Ellis's stutter manifests as intervals of silence in his speech. He calls these intervals “clearings,” which shift from compositional tool to metaphor to disruptor of “conventional” time as the album unfolds.

For this exhibition, the opening track from the album is presented as an immersive audio and video environment. Through musical and textual references alike, Ellis expands on Harriet Jacobs’ concept of the "loophole of retreat," exploring practices of refusal in Black speech and music.

The exhibition will remain on display through July 22.

Sweet Pass Sculpture Park will present JJJJJerome Ellis: "Loops of Retreat," featuring the work of composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer JJJJJerome Ellis.

In his album The Clearing (2021), the artist imagines his block stutter to be a point of departure for examining the relationship between music, blackness, disabled speech, and time. Ellis's stutter manifests as intervals of silence in his speech. He calls these intervals “clearings,” which shift from compositional tool to metaphor to disruptor of “conventional” time as the album unfolds.

For this exhibition, the opening track from the album is presented as an immersive audio and video environment. Through musical and textual references alike, Ellis expands on Harriet Jacobs’ concept of the "loophole of retreat," exploring practices of refusal in Black speech and music.

The exhibition will remain on display through July 22.

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Sweet Pass Sculpture Park
402 Fabrication St, Dallas, TX 75212, USA
https://sweetpasssculpturepark.com/

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