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Justin Randolph Thompson
All the Good Times is a sound based video installation and performance examining transatlantic aspirations in land lock as a metaphor for generational divides and the fetishization of histiographies. Performative gestures that seek to reclaim dislocated fatherhood and recalibrated pride blend with archival footage shot by the artists’ respective grandfathers. Fleeting memories are punctuated with the rhythm and repose of staged theatricality. Immersed in a soundscape that transforms the traditional tune All the Good Times are Past and Gone into an aggressively celebratory jazz infused piece the gallery is peppered with tv stacks littered with repetitive inconclusive processions. The installation examines the role of nostalgia coupled with the legacies of creole cuisine and the Black Atlantic questioning the distancing of technology and spirituality.
Bradly Dever Treadaway and Justin Randolph Thompson