Transmission as Resistance: Redox Drip
- Fields Harrington
- Weitzman School of Design (PennDesign)
- 2020 Black Artists Support Grant
The ongoing project Redox Drip aims to revive neglected legacies of Black invention and challenge modernist narratives of scientific advancement. By setting a stage in which live chemical reactions, overlooked archives, and interdisciplinary creations meet, Redox Drip enables the emergence of new and transformative knowledge systems. Transmission as Resistance magnifies the sonic elements of Redox Drip. It asks the question: what if amplification could temporarily displace the history of science? Working on the edge of disciplines, Transmissions as Resistance creates a sonic field in which historically excluded subjects are aurally summoned. By broadcasting the electromagnetic frequencies that live within Redox Drip, this performance augments Black voices by amplifying their sonic lives.