Copies of The Afrosurreal focused Black Camera (Edited by Terri Francis, cover art by Tan Khanh Cao) are now available ONLINE at City Lights Bookstore!
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“I think it’s important to point this out because of the discoveries that were made after May 2009, and how disturbing and exhilarating it’s been watching AfroFuturism (Afrofuturism definition March 2009) (Afrofuturism definition May 2009) morph…and morph (December 13,2014) and…and morph…
In the Afro-Surreal Manifesto, Afro-surrealism is juxtaposed with European surrealism, with European surrealism being empirical. It is consistent with the New Black Aesthetic in that the art seeks to disturb. It samples from old art pieces updating them with current images. This technique calls to the forefront those past images and the sentiments, memories, or ideas around them and combines them with new images in a way that those of the current generation can still identify. Both seek to disturb, but there is more of a “mutant” psychology that is going on. Afro-Futuristic artists seek to propose a deviant beauty, a beauty in which disembodiment is both inhumane, yet distinct.”