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Afrofuturism: A Talk With Artist Coco Fusco - Black Subjectivity Meets Science-Fiction - AFRO-PUNK

"Ignited at the intersection of social commentary and imagination, the cultural undercurrent of Afrofuturism critiques and examines Black subjectivity through the lens of science-fiction. Popularized by such musicians as Sun Ra, George Clinton and, most recently, Janelle Monáe, the Afrofuturist aesthetic has come into conversation amongst a new generation of youth and young adults that literally experience the world as cyborgs, both existing in person and as their online avatars via social media.

AFROPUNK contributor Jason Allen sat down with interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco, best known for her traveling performance piece with Mexican artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña titled “Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West,”  In the interview, Coco Fusco talks about what inspires the constellation of artists envisioning new forms through which to communicate the experiences of Black identity.”

(thanks for the nod to The AfroFuturist Affair tumblr, AfroPunk!)

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