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Cauleen Smith: Afro-futurist Tapes

Sun, Mar 26, 2017
  • 9PM
RUN TIME: 61min
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
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Sunday March 26, 2017
Performances no longer available.
“Afrofuturism, for me, is about speculating on the potentiality of what is known about technology and physics to create metaphors that allow me to explore an African diasporic past and generate possible narratives for the future...Afrofuturism is also a rumination on memories to which I have no access. My investment in it as a production strategy has run its course; Afrofuturism provides a way to investigate trauma very explicitly.”
—Cauleen Smith

Cauleen Smith’s long engagement with Afrofuturistic aesthetics is explored in this program, which includes Songs for Earth and Folk, The Green Dress, T Minus Two, The Changing Same, The Name You Trust In Good Clean Family Fun, Sine at the Canyon & Sine at the Sea (credited as Kelly Gabron), Not The Black, White Suit, and Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (credited as Kelly Gabron).

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Songs for Earth and Folk

Directed by Cauleen Smith
2013, 11min

The Green Dress

Directed by Cauleen Smith
2005, 15min

T Minus Two

Directed by Cauleen Smith
2010, 3min

The Changing Same

Directed by Cauleen Smith
2001, 10min

The Name You Trust In Good Clean Family Fun

Directed by Cauleen Smith
2010, 4min

Sine at the Canyon & Sine at the Sea (by Kelly Gabron)

Directed by Cauleen Smith
2010/2016, 5min

Not The Black

Directed by Cauleen Smith
2009, 2min

White Suit

Directed by Cauleen Smith
1997, 4min

Chronicles of a lying Spirit By Kelly Gabron

Directed by Cauleen Smith
1992, 7min