Viewing Afrofuturism as a collection of speculative future possibilities, as a collection of desires (and fears) projected into the future, one can explore the functions of the Afrofuturism genre as it relates to the archive.
TRANSMISSION: Afrofuturism as an Archive is the creative-visual portion of my senior capstone work which is concerned with exploring the ways in which speculative fiction, namely Afrofuturism, functions as a sort of "future archive" where people can project their fears, hopes, and dreams, whether the medium is fiction writing, music, or the visual or performing arts.
In a series of interviews with photographers, visual artists, musicians, and educators, I asked each person to create and flesh out the fictional character Sage, drawing from people and experiences in their own lives.
[Excerpts of copyright material in this film are for fair use education purposes only and not for commercial purposes.]
RONIKA MCCLAIN's work can be viewed on their website: ronikamcclain.com
Feel free to email me (Ekari) at ekari@ashleighekari[dot]com
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