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Bio

DeForrest Brown, Jr. & James Hoff

DeForrest Brown, Jr. is a New York-based theorist, journalist, and curator. He produces digital audio and extended media as Speaker Music and is a representative of the Make Techno Black Again campaign. His most recent writing can be found in Afropunk, Artforum and Hyperallergic. Primary Information will publish his book Assembling a Black Counter Culture in 2020.


James Hoff is an artist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. His work encompasses a variety of media, including painting, sound, and performance, as well as a publishing practice with the organization Primary Information, which he co-founded and edits. In recent years, his work has focused on language and ambient media at the intersection of developing technologies, military/industrial technologies, and networked communication in relationship to social/political space. He has released two records on PAN (How Wheeling Feels When the Ground Walks Away and BLASTER) as well as the audio visual project HOBO UFO (v. Chernobyl), which debuted at Unsound in 2017.