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“Space:Queens” — Damali Abrams and Dennis RedMoon Darkeem at First Fridays


Happy New Year everyone!

I’m back with a few surprises!

First up is my first official Futuristically Ancient video that I edited, featuring artists Damali Abrams and Dennis RedMoon Darkeem presenting their work JCAL’s First Friday’s in Jamaica, Queens. As we go forth in a new year and with the disturbing atmosphere surrounding us right now due to the upcoming inauguration, cabinet picks, the confirmation hearings, and ethics of it all, I hope these visionary artists can give you a few words of encouragement and upliftment. As Damali said, “if we can’t begin to imagine something outside of tragedy, then we will never be able to create any new realties for ourselves.” I believe both Damali’s and Dennis’s work encapsulate what I’d like to call “scarab imaginations” of what is possible and how to make creative use of pain or waste.

Enjoy!

Damali Abrams and Dennis RedMoon Darkeem from Futuristically Ancient on Vimeo.

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Moving on the Wires: ‘Re-Introducing Oshun’ Exhibition + Afrofuturist Affair Ball + Art Lov[H]er + Top Of The Heap + Alien Encounters


Re-Introducing Oshun LR*If you are in London, next month will have the opening of Re-introducing Oshun, which will be an interdisciplinary exhibition “discussing black women’s bodies, gender and sexual expression through the lens of the Orisha, Oshun” and re-imagining “black women’s bodies as sacred of places of, beauty, intimacy and love.” Featuring the work of an all female collective, the exhibition “demystifies the omnipresent gaze placed on black women’s bodies by creating images of black women that look, talk, feel and love like us and in doing so presenting our own truths.”
The exhibition is set to open on October 7 and hosted by Yinka Shinobare, MBE at his Guest Project Space in Hackney, London before culminating into an evening of live performances at Lyric Hammersmith on October 17. “It will be a participatory project moving away from ‘pretty-pictures-on-the-wall’ type exhibition by printing on organza thus allowing the ability of touch for our audience. More so, we wanted our audience to emerge themselves in to another time, space and reality where black women’s bodies are worshiped as the deacon of beauty.”
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*The Afrofuturist Affair having their third annual charity and costume ball on November 9 in Philadelphia. This year’s theme is Dark Phase Space. They are currently raising funds for it on Indiegogo. For more events from The Afrofuturist Affair, check out their tumblr and facebook, including the Afrofuturist Affair and Black Tribbles hosting their Return to Octavia City radio broadcast featuring speculative fiction stories two days before the ball.

Moving on the Wires: Taking a Break + Donations + Vampires + Studio Museum + The Beautyful Ones Exhibit


* Hey everyone! I decided that since my birthday is in a couple of weeks (August 7), and since I have been slowing down on the blog due to both things that I am personally doing that is taking up my time and the events of the world tiring me, I will take a few weeks off. Enjoy reading or rereading my previous posts, and consider donating to my blog at the side (it would be a nice present, especially with my laptop getting old! haha).

*With vampires having a renaissance and with several cult film classics including black vampires or vampire-hunters, like Blacula, Vampire in Brooklyn, and Blade, books like Octavia Butler’s Fledgling and TV shows like True Blood featuring the character Tara, here are some projects to take a look at:

1) Rashid Darden’s upcoming novel Birth of a Dark Nation about black vampires who come to America during the transatlantic slave trade. Here is the Indiegogo page.

2) Nikyatu Jusu’s upcoming Suicide by Sunlight web series. She describes the series: “Daywalking Black Vampyres protected by added melanin roam modern day NYC. RAYN, a half vamp+half human hybrid rejects her vampyre lineage while hunting for the right human sperm donor.” For more on the series, here is the facebook page.

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