Sep 23 at 18.00

Cogito, Ergo Sum

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Alexander Cromer

This digital showcase remains online for the next 12 months to be updated by our graduates as they wish and we hope that you will continue to enjoy exploring this rich showcase as it develops over the year. For now, and to mark the success of our graduates for one last time together, we invite you to join us for a very special closing event as Alexander Cromer performs his poem, Cogito, Ergo Sum.

“Cogito, Ergo Sum (I think, therefore I am) is a poem inspired by the work of George Ella Lyon. Originally written as a means of discussing masculinity, it also attempts to trace the countless agents that are entangled within the ecology of our own identities. This piece is an exercise in vulnerability, of recognising tension, and of allowing yourself to slow down enough to critically reflect on the things that make us human (which aren’t always pretty).”

Congratulations to all of our graduates of 2021.

 


Alexander Cromer (1984, USA) obtained his BA at Point Park University (USA) and studied with the University of the Underground at Sandberg Instituut (NL), where he earned an MA in Fine Arts and Design.

Cromer uses a combination of text, sonic acts, and performance to explore new forms of storytelling. His work is concerned with the creation of speculative pasts, presents, and futures as a means of investigating ontological and epistemological facets of Blackness. By doing so, he aims to establish new relationships between environmental and human organisms to produce energies that disrupt and transform oppressive/colonial systems.