Space​-​Time Collapse I

by Black Quantum Futurism

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Space-Time Collapse is a new experimental writing, sound, and image series applying Black Quantum Futurism practices and theory to various space-time collapse phenomenon. The inaugural collection SPACE-TIME COLLAPSE I: FROM THE CONGO TO THE CAROLINAS explores possible space-time narratives and temporal perspectives of enslaved Black African ancestors, pre- and post-liberation. The slave ships and plantations themselves are traversed by the visionaries as chronotopes containing layers of different times, imprinted by the experiences of the people held captive therein. The featured writers and visionaries attempt to visualize, hear, understand, and feel the experience of time overwritten -- the rewriting of conceptions of the past, present, and future to a people displaced by the transatlantic slave trade. The works also examine perceptions of time and space in relation to Black memory, historical and societal change, systems and institutions, and technological development, and how these perceptions are sifted through or persist into the present. Some propose ways and tools for shifting the dominant linear progress narrative with alternative concepts and shapes of time.

Space-Time Collapse I: From the Congo to the Carolinas experimental essay collection is available for purchase at futuresciences.storenvy.com

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released March 6, 2016

Songs produced by: Moor Mother Goddess
Samples from: Paul Robeson, Joy KMT, Robert Johnson, Dominique Matti, Rasheedah Phillips

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Black Quantum Futurism Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BQF Collective is an artistic and literary collaboration between Camae Defstar (Rockers!; MMGZ) and Rasheedah Phillips (The AfroFuturist Affair; Metropolarity) which explores the intersections of futurism, literature, art, sound, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities. music/soundwaves produced by BQF collective. ... more

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