In this episode we speak with Queer artist/curator/writer/lecturer bart fitzgerald. The work of fitzgerald seeks to situate Trap Music within conversations around the longstanding tradition of sound in the black radical tradition. They discuss their practice and the relationship it has to Trap Music and we hear a bit on their theory around Trap Music including its sonic histories, relation to the black church and spirituality, and Trap's postmodern aesthetic practices.
Here is the conversation with bart fitzgerald
More about the artist:
bart fitzgerald’s work explores black sociality, religion and queerness through a lens of liberation theology as base ideology for radical living. they make work as an visual artist, writer, lecturer and curator of vibrant life for black folks in Portland, OR. Their work has been presented at Reed College, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland African American Leadership Forum, Black Lives Matter: Portland and The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). They have received commissions and funding from c3:initiative, The Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Urban League of Portland, and numerous local and national organizations. Most recently, they were selected as a recipient of the Ford Family Foundation’s Golden Spot Award that is granted in connection with an artist residency at Caldera Arts Center in Sisters, OR.