The Future Conditional (2019) – Romi Morrison


The Future Conditional is a series of interactive tactile sound installations. This work centers a series of conversations about black feminist futures and the future conditional, asking “What are the things, often forgotten, that we need to carry with us?” and “What can we now allow to fray and break, and be ok with the brokenness?”

Various black feminist scholars, artists, family members, and friends have been recording their reflections and are mixed as a 4 channel sound composition that are woven into soft circuit fabric transducers embedded in hanging quilts. This work takes up The Freedom Quilts as a black feminist archive of ancestral communication guiding our paths towards freedom, encrypting information through culture, building extensive relationships of trust to ensure our survival beyond this world and into the next.

The work is best experienced with headphones.