GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!
Artist Performance + Talk by Emilio Rojas
Media Art Gallery
October 14, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM! is a lecture/performance by artist Emilio Rojas. It moves away from this xenophobic phrase and investigates the history of colonialism and border trauma. This lecture considers his practice in relation to decolonization, de-linking, archives, queerness, and contaminations into public space. It is not an attempt to re-write history but rather to view it from a different lens, in a non-linear way which opens spaces of transition and possibility, remembrance and healing. It urges us to ask ourselves: How are we complicit with the past we inherited? How are we accomplices of the history being created in the present?