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Black Quantum Futurism at The Serpentine

This Friday Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips present Project: Time Capsule at Park Nights 2017

Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother and Rasheedah Phillips's interdisciplinary project Black Quantum Futurism Collective will take over Park Night at London Hyde Park’s The Serpentine on 18 August. Exploring the intersection of futurism, creative media, DIY aesthetics and activism in marginalised communities Ayewa and Phillips, of The AfroFuturist Affair and Metropolarity, will perform Project: Time Capsule, a reading and experimental electronics piece that combines “science fiction realities with African diasporic concepts of time and ritual, offering ways to escape oppressive constructs of linear time”.

“Beneath several housing projects and housing estates across America and Europe, several mysterious time capsules have been unearthed,” states The Serpentine gallery. “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).”

“Our work,” explain the collective, “focuses on recovery, collection and preservation of communal memories, histories and stories. Through the work of BQF Collective and its collaborators, we are in the process of developing and enacting a new spatio-temporal consciousness.”

The event will take place at 8pm on 18 August. Tickets cost £5.