Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in New York, also known for his work as DJ /rupture.


His book Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. You can purchase physical or e-book copies from Bookshop, the publisher, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.

His most recent writing is a tribute to Jamaican musician Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, published in Pitchforkand a review of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Before Yesterday We Could Fly exhibition for 4Columns. Clayton is currently an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Interim Director of Columbia University’s Sound Art MFA Program.

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This PBS Newshour segment is a good introduction to Clayton’s work: