Art of This World: Adelaide Damoah


Adelaide Damoah began her artwork as a way to help her with her battle with endometriosis. Basing her work on surrealist principles and artists like Frida Kahlo, Damoah expresses her feelings about herself and the world around her through her art. “When I paint, I feel free, I feel transported into another dimension where time […]

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The AfroFuturist / AfroSurrealist Connection: The Visionary As Spectacle


“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa Since my blog does cover the African diaspora through both Afrofuturist and Afrosurrealist lens, I wanted to bring Afrosurrealism more into the picture. Afrosurrealism does not have as much articles on it as Afrofuturism does, but I want to show the connections between […]

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Art of This World: “Wangechi Mutu -The Catatonic Bliss of Violent Incidences”


Here is part of an in interesting interview with Wangechi Mutu from Another Africa: …There is always a sort of underlying violence embedded in each of the pieces she creates. Affirmative fears, archetypal dogmas and the stigmata of war are all woven into one highly elaborate composition. The results are overpowering metaphors that often puts the viewer in […]

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Otherworldly Videos: Root Shock


What is the opposite of future shock? Is it root shock? This is the latest performance from artist and dancer Ni’ Ja Whitson. Whitson puts contemporary and postmodern dance and art performance within an African diasporic context. Her work, Root Shock, re-imagines Yoruba diasporic and Orisa storytelling traditions, and explores the relationship between trauma and […]

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Rewind: The Evolution of Future Shock


Future Shock is a book and term by futurist Alvin Toffler and it was defined as a psychological state that occurred when “too much change in too short a period of time.” Due to the rapid advances of technology, future shock, which includes a disoriented feeling, information and sensory overload, detachment, and overwhelming stress, may […]

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