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!Supplies Are Limited, so get ‘em while you can!http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100779940

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!
Supplies Are Limited, so get ‘em while you can!

http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100779940

blackfuturistoakland:

BLACK FUTURISTS SPEAK

Omiiroo | Oakland | May 2012


FELT|SuperHD gives an offering to the one and only Pretty Toney aka Ghostface aka Ghostface Killah aka Tony Starks of The Wu Tang Clan.
FELT|SuperHD gives an offering to the one and only Pretty Toney aka Ghostface aka Ghostface Killah aka Tony Starks of The Wu Tang Clan.

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D. Scot Miller:   I would consider myself primarily an AfroSurrealist with an AfroFuturist background. Due to my work with giovanni singleton and Nocturnes Literary (Re)View, I was invited to be a member of the original list-serve group with folks like Alondra Nelson, DJ Spooky, and Tracie Moore when Mark Dery coined the term Afro-futurism in the mid-90s.

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http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/archive/?p=15571


D. Scot Miller:   I would consider myself primarily an AfroSurrealist with an AfroFuturist background. Due to my work with giovanni singleton and Nocturnes Literary (Re)View, I was invited to be a member of the original list-serve group with folks like Alondra Nelson, DJ Spooky, and Tracie Moore when Mark Dery coined the term Afro-futurism in the mid-90s.

(Source: mpcnewsinglewoodland)

Wikipedia on Afrosurreal:"...there is more of a 'mutant' psychology that is going on."


afrosurrealsanfrancisco:



“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)morph… (Afrofuturism definition May 2009) morph…and morph (December 13,2014) and morph…

(December 14, 2013):

"The Grotesque 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.”

Wikipedia on Afrosurreal:”…there is more of a ‘mutant’ psychology that is going on.”




“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…

(December 14, 2013):

"The Grotesque

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.”



Jungle - Platoon feat. B-Girl Terra

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“Speculative fiction that treats African-American themes and addresses African-American concerns in the context of twentieth-century technoculture-and, more generally, African-American signification that appropriates images of technology and a prosthetically enhanced future—might, for want of a better term, be called ‘Afrofuturism.’”

Mark Dery, “Black To The Future”, 1994


Mark Dery, “Black to the Future”  (via shadowstookshape)

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