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Saturday, May 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Prisms, Mirrors, Lenses: Tricks of Light, Time, and Sound in Afrofuturism

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King Britt, Moor Mother, P. Michael Grego and Travis from ONO consider atemporality and spatial distortion as vehicles necessary to represent the Black experience in aspects of the divine, the surreal, and the historical as seen in the fields of literature, film, music, and visual art.

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Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism is an intersectional theory and practice combining quantum physics, futurist traditions, and Black and African diasporic cultural traditions of consciousness, time, and space to develop temporal technologies that are more beneficial to marginalized peoples... Read More →

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King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm, a manifestation of afro futurist ideals, based in an electronic music landscape. It walks the line of duality, science fact, science fiction. It is the future of the nowmoment. The purpose is to transmit the omni-versal message of divine abstractions... Read More →
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Moor Mother

Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is a national and international touring musician and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges and universities sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, Claudia Rankine, and Bell Hooks and opening on tour for Screaming Females. A soundscape artist... Read More →
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P. Michael (ONO)

P. Michael Grego, along with Travis, is a founding member of the noise gospel band ONO from 1980. Grego was born in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, into a music-loving family - son of a jazz sax player and cousin to Pete Cosey who played with Miles Davis - before being raised... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1