Park Nights 2017: Black Quantum Futurism – Project: Time Capsule (Trailer)



This is the trailer for the Park Nights 2017 event Project: Time Capsule from Black Quantum Futurism (BQF) on 18 Aug 2017 – 8:00 PM

An interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalised communities. BQF focuses on developing practices and temporal technologies for survival in a high-tech world dominated by oppressive, fatalistic constructs of linear time. At Parks Nights 2017 BQF presents Project: Time Capsule

Park Nights 2017: Black Quantum Futurism
Serpentine Pavilion
18 Aug 2017 – 8:00 PM

Beneath several housing projects and housing estates across America and Europe, several mysterious time capsules have been unearthed. These time capsules
appear to be quantum in nature, displaying the features of retrocausality and entanglement, opening up its contents to influences from both the future(s) and the past(s). Project: Time Capsule is a performative reading that explores the contents of the time capsules, using text, projections, and live sound experimentation with electronics. During the performance, BQF will weave science fiction realities with African diasporic concepts of time, ritual and sound, deconstruct linear temporalities and present temporal technologies that offer practical ways for escaping time loops, oppression vortices and the digital matrix. Temporal technologies are available for the oppressed Black and Brown people isolated in local, progressive linear fatalistic time ghettos that deny access to temporal dimensions outside of the narrow time band of the digitally-mediated present.

Please note: Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! at the Serpentine Gallery will be open until 8pm on evenings when Park Nights are taking place in the Pavilion.

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