Afrofuturism: Revisions Towards A Place In Modernity Part2

Neil Beloufa | Sanford Biggers | Rico Gatson | The Otolith Group | Philip Mallory Jones

CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow
Friday 23 November 7-8:30pm

Responding to the theme of the Africa In Motion Film Festival 2012 'Modern Africa', Mother Tongue have guest curated a two-part artist film and video programme thematically focused on Afrofuturism; its aesthetic, intents and chronological development since its inception in the 1970's, on both sides of the Atlantic. The first event was a screening of John Akomfrah's The Last Angel of History which took place at the Edinburgh Filmhouse on the 26th October. The second installment of the Afrofuturism series will take place at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow on Friday 23rd November in the form of an artists' film and video programme. Participating artists include Neil Beloufa, Sanford Biggers, Rico Gatson, The Otolith Group and Philip Mallory Jones.

An essay on afrofuturism, written by Mother Tongue, will be made freely available at the CCA Glasgow event.

Image: Shake
Sanford Biggers [2011]
Two-channel color video with sound. trt 16min. Image courtesy of the artist.