Introduction by Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud
In his talk, Cozier discusses the potential free/play spaces that Caribbean artists are constantly imagining, constructing, and navigating, including in his own creative practice and at Alice Yard. Cozier also describes how the established idea of the Caribbean— as a viable action, as a site of exchange, an owned product or territory traded between various beneficiaries, internal and external, persists. Caribbean artists have made the production of these “in-between territories” the underlying logic of “being here," wherever that may be.
This lecture was presented by Project Row Houses, ICAA at the MFAH, and labotonica in conjunction with Round 44 | "Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists and Instigators."