Quattro Su Dieci, 2019

Justin Randolph Thompson (Florence)

Quattro su Dieci is a sound-based performance addressing the nationalistic framing of tomatoes throughout the modern history of Italy, the act of commemorative naming as a disservice and the timeless legacy of Paul Robeson’s activism. The work uses statistics as a meditation on systems of exclusion and employs percussive maintenance for the dispersion of seeds.

Performance at Villa Romana, 9.11.2019