HOBO UFO (v. The New World)
DeForrest Brown, Jr. and James Hoff
October 11, 2020
DeForrest Brown, Jr. and James Hoff will present a new audio visual project that examines the tumultuous geographic history of race in America utilizing sound, field recordings, video, and detourned commercial mapping software. HOBO UFO (v. The New World) is a site-specific concept navigating the glitching of the United States simulation of democratic civility by merging Brown, Jr.’s initiative of Black sonic warfare with Hoff’s use of the UFO as a metaphorical vehicle for traversing Google’s Street View, scored by synthesized GPS-signals, brass earworms, and mechanized jazz percussion.