Otherworldly Videos: The Afronaut


Directed by Gary Land, Phobos stars Victor Grant and is about a young astronaut trying to find the will to survive after crashing onto a distant planet. Land also directed this Ghede dance video with Russell Ferguson. Christina De Middel‘s video for her photography series, The Afronauts, based on the 1964 pace program started 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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Otherworldy Videos: New York Flexing


“Zilla March”: Flexing in the New York subways “Flexing, or bone breaking, is a mix of street dancing and contortionist movements mostly specific to Brooklyn. This video in particular is mesmerizing, almost ritualistic with this group of shirtless guys [they forgot to mention the female dancer] in gas masks all dancing together in the subway. […]

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