Glitching the Self: Legacy Russell discusses blackness, queerness & digital imaginaries in the latest episode of AQNB’s Artist Statement podcast

, 9 September 2020

“Part of the ongoing discussions that are very necessary is recognising the work of blackness towards queerness and the work of queerness towards blackness,” says curator, writer and artist Legacy Russell on the thinking behind her unique concept of ‘glitch feminism’. “Expanding each as an imaginary, as a community, as a vernacular, and as well recognising the political spaces that they’ve shared.” Talking with associate editor Jared Davis on topics spanning identity, queer theory and blackness in visual culture for AQNB’s bi-monthly Artist Statement podcast, this latest episode with Russell is available exclusively to subscribers of our Patreon.

Legacy Russell. Photo by Mina Alyeshmerni. Image courtesy the artist.

Born and raised in New York, with time spent in London where she received a Masters from Goldsmiths in 2013, Legacy has organised shows and events at the likes of London’s ICA, MoMA PS1 and The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she is currently Associate Curator of Exhibitions. Speaking from her New York home, Russell unpacked topics from her forthcoming book out via Verso Books September 29, Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto, exploring digital selfhood through the critical lenses of blackness and queerness.

‘Glitching the Self’ is the latest in our Artist Statement podcast series, with past episodes, featuring Lucrecia Dalt, Joey Holder, Cristine Brache and more. The full episode is accessible to our subscribers right now on Patreon. Sign up now:**

The latest episode of AQNB’s Artist Statement podcast featuring Legacy Russell is available exclusively to our subscribers today.