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“afronaut(a): is a collage of time, travel. the space from the rites to the popular. travels through culture and the moving image. it’s how I navigate through inspiration, identity and creation...” ABW

Out Here: Queer Farmer Film Screening and Community Fest  

3/30 – Pittsburgh, PA

2-5pm Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave
Meal! Screening! Panel of queer farmers from Pittsburgh to follow!

 Out Here is a full-length documentary film created by the Queer Farmer Film Project. Completed after 4 years in production, it looks at the experiences of queer farmers across the country and asks – what does it mean to be a queer farmer, is agriculture a safe space for queer people, and what are the relationships between food production and queerness? It is the filmmaker’s dream that this project will give voice and visibility to queer people in agriculture and inspire a flagrant national discussion about gender and sexuality as they are related to our food system.

hey folks, i am participating in a show for the release of this book in Philly!  check it out!  let’s have a book club for it!

afrofuturistaffair:

Time Travel Convention | Pt. 2 - Activation * Recurrence Plot Book Release features a sound installation built by Moor Mother Goddess w/ a 7-track collection corresponding to Recurrence Plot novel debuting April 5 at Yell Gallery. You can hear the tracks now at https://soundcloud.com/AfroFuturist-affair/sets/recurrence-plot and be sure to listen again with the book in hand.

hey folks, i am participating in a show for the release of this book in Philly!  check it out!  let’s have a book club for it!

afrofuturistaffair:

Time Travel Convention | Pt. 2 - Activation * Recurrence Plot Book Release features a sound installation built by Moor Mother Goddess w/ a 7-track collection corresponding to Recurrence Plot novel debuting April 5 at Yell Gallery. You can hear the tracks now at https://soundcloud.com/AfroFuturist-affair/sets/recurrence-plot and be sure to listen again with the book in hand.

afrofuturistaffair:

derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: remote control
Wednesday 26th MARCH 2014 @8PM, Spectacle Theater 

The Future Weird is back with REMOTE CONTROL, an evening of films concerning witches & bitches – women who see, take, and sell things they cannot grasp. Whether they wield powers to possess, or are somehow controlled, the technologies these films document are deployed without regard for reciprocity or consent. 

REMOTE CONTROL is both the loss of individual agency, and the thrilling ability to inhabit another’s body. Presenting weird clips alongside shorts by Zina Saro Wiwa, Elaine Castillo, Fyzal Boulifa, and the U.S. Premiere of TOUCH by Shola Amoo, we’re talking possession, surveillance, “brain to brain interface”, and the sinister compulsion to repurpose the humanoid. Join us on Wednesday 26th March @8PM as we contemplate the human of use of human beings.

More details & RSVP via the Facebook event page 

The Future Weird is a screening series dedicated to sci-fi/experimental/weird film by black, African & Third World directors created by Derica Shields & Megan Eardley. Find details of previous programs and follow us here & here

Yes!!! And, look out for deets on The Future Weird x AfroFuturist Affair, coming to Philly on May 10, 2014 at LAVA Space :D

"If you listed the individual pieces and performances considered in Afrofuturism, the result would sound pretty haphazard, but it doesn’t read that way, because Womack has an excellent eye (and ear) for the aesthetic. It’s not clear at first glance that Afro-surrealist poet D. Scot Miller, jazz artist Sun Ra, and rapper Missy Elliott have anything in common, but Womack brings hidden lines of connectivity to the surface, revealing a shared set of interests: a preoccupation with experimentation, with the strange, with the soulful, with black history, with black imagery, and with a black future."

i am so honored to have two of my projects discussed in this book!   

"If you listed the individual pieces and performances considered in Afrofuturism, the result would sound pretty haphazard, but it doesn’t read that way, because Womack has an excellent eye (and ear) for the aesthetic. It’s not clear at first glance that Afro-surrealist poet D. Scot Miller, jazz artist Sun Ra, and rapper Missy Elliott have anything in common, but Womack brings hidden lines of connectivity to the surface, revealing a shared set of interests: a preoccupation with experimentation, with the strange, with the soulful, with black history, with black imagery, and with a black future."

i am so honored to have two of my projects discussed in this book!   

blackfilm:

Eaten By the Heart: Breathing Orchestra

part 3 to a 3 part installation by Zina Saro-Wiwa. 

Eaten By The Heart is a video installation and documentary project conceived, produced and directed by Zina Saro-Wiwa. Commissioned by The Menil Collection, Houston and supported by the Houston Museum of African American Culture for the Menil’s exhibition The Progress of Love (www.theprogressoflove.com), the piece explores intimacy, heartbreak and love performances among Africans and Diasporans. Eaten By The Heart forms part of Zina’s video performance and installation practice which focuses on the mapping of emotional landscapes, its resulting performative behaviors and cross-cultural implications. Zina states:

“So many of us cite with confidence that Love Is Universal. But the performance of love is, it seems, cultural. I wonder how the impact of how we choreograph and culturally organize the performance of love impacts what we feel inside and who we become.”

The documentary aspect of the Eaten By The Heart project is expressed in three short documentary films that have debuted online on The Progress of Love project website: www.theprogressoflove.com

pt. 1- How Do Africans Kiss?, Pt. 2- Damien

for more info - ZinaSaro-Wiwa.com