Posts tagged philly
Posts tagged philly
Find your equilibrium at the 2014 East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention! Bring your costume, your artwork, your story ideas, or your passion to the Enterprise Center at 4548 Market St., Philadelphia, PA on May 17, 11 am to 7 pm, to get your yearly fix of positive vibes! via ECBACC
Open Call for Creators: Time Travel Convention and Recurrence Plot Release
In collaboration with Metropolarity.net, this interactive exhibition explores time travel as a practical activity – something that does not require a machine, an advanced degree, or other privileges. Using afrofuturism and science fiction as lenses, the exhibition will revolve around time travelling with everyday tools such as memory, dreams, imagination, manipulation of language and perception, light, and music.
Inviting submissions from the public of all ages, the installation will feature personal time machines and time travel devices created by submitting creators. Leading up to the exhibition, we will host a workshop on March 23, 2014 at Yell Gallery with materials and an interactive lecture component, where people can discuss ideas for alternative methods of time travel. The workshop will feature the “quantum time capsule”, where attendees can be part of the creation of a live installation at the Convention. We will also disseminate a curriculum for use in classrooms and afterschool programs for teachers to work with students to make work for the Convention.
The Time Travel Convention opening reception will also be the premiere of AfroFuturist Affair creator R.Phillip’s experimental book of short time travel tales called Recurrence Plot and her Sun Return celebration. The reception will feature readings by Metropolarity and a few other guest authors.
Seeking submissions of small installations, film, audio/video, literature, photography, objects, and art pieces dealing with time travel, such as personal time machines and devices and time travel artifacts. Works can be individual or collaborative, and should be experimental. Proposals should include a description of your project or piece, including dimensions, sizes, number, and other specifications. Please identify any audio/visual and electrical needs. Also include artist information and website if available.
Please submit a proposal for your submission to email@example.com by February 20 2014. The Time Travel Convention opening reception will take place at Yell Gallery in Philadelphia on April 5, 2014. For more information please firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning January 15, 2014, The Village of Arts and Humanities (based in North Philadelphia) requests proposals from individuals and collectives, for two, four-month artist residencies in cycle one of SPACES: Artist Residency at The Village.
Through SPACES, youth and families in North Central Philadelphia collaborate with resident artists to explore how the process of sharing artistic practice and engaging in meaningful exchanges of information within a community, can nurture the creation of SPACE—space to create, to dream, to build, and to transform physical landscapes.
SPACES artists will live in creatively renovated row homes in The Village Heart, a four square block area consisting of 14 art parks and nine program buildings, all woven into the existing residential and commercial fabric of the neighborhood. During each residency, artists will engage with community members through informal and Village facilitated dialogue, programs, apprenticeships, or workshops, to design and execute an original, transformative project rooted in art, born from the artists’ relationships with the community, and realized in partnership with community members.
Residency is for emerging and mid-career individual artists and collectives across a wide discipline of arts. Artists will also be rewarded $10,000 as part of the residency. For more information, visit Village Arts and email email@example.com. Proposals due Feb. 28.
Philly Love: A Tribute to Amiri Baraka | readings of his work, original music production inspired by and incorporating his work, film screenings, special guests, blessings to the late great ancestor | 2.1.14 @Brandywine Workshop | presented by @philaprint @Phillyrockers @afrofuturistaffair @moonstonearts | #amiribaraka #philly
ROCKERS! AND PHILLY PRINTWORKS PRESENT MOVIE NIGHT:
”IT IS WHAT IT IS” EDITION
"It Is What It Is" (Black Punk Documentary) is the story behind the Chicago based band The Breathing Light. Recorded over various periods in it’s short period of 5 years, it gives viewers insight into the personalities and ideals that make up the band. Race, Rock N’ Roll and Reality make “It Is What It Is” the source for truth and possibility for Black Youth World Wide.
☠ Discussion with band following film
☠ Free snacks
☠ Donations accepted
House of Future Sciences
3213 Turner St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Brought to you by ROCKERS!, The AfroFuturist Affair and Philadelphia Printworks.
our first event of the year
West Philly-based cartoonist Annie Mok reads from Screentests, her most fully-realized work to date. Annie’s comics are by turns quiet, raucous, funny, and sad, and always clear-eyed and nuanced. “These stories, which could be incredibly heartbreaking with no relief, instead give the reader hope.” - Mey Rude, Autostraddle. Annie’s work can be found at cargocollective.com/heyanniemok, heyanniemok.tumblr.com, and @HeyAnnieMok on twitter.
She’s joined by the incredible creators Ras Mashramani (metropolarity.net), R.Phillips (AfroFuturistAffair), and Alex*Laser Life (The Afterv3rse), of the Philly-based queer sci-fi crew Metropolarity; O. Horvath (Spurt of Blood), “hysterical cartoonist / pvd”; and Khristina Acosta of the Philly/NJ-based PoC-only zine distro No Shame Distro (facebook.com/noshamedistro), reading from her zine The Birthday Party.
A Q&A and signing will follow the readings.
*Please note that some stories read at the event may be triggering.
Vox Populi Gallery in the Aux Performance Space
319 N. 11th St, 3rd Floor
Fri. Jan. 17 @ 7pm
As we prepare to refresh resolutions from last year that we never got around to, craft some new goals, and fill in our calendar for ‘14, AfroFuturist Affair wants to take the time out for a retrospective afrofuture review of our projects and activities over this past rotation ‘round the sun. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our journey and inspire us to keep it revolving and evolving.
Moderated *GRIOTWORKS Presents: ‘Afrofuturism’: Exploring the Future of Black Media, Myth and Culture* panel @ Vivant Art Gallery
GALAXY HIGH SPECULATIVE FICTION HOUSE PARTY and Metropolarity Benefit @ AfroFuturist Affair’s House of Future Sciences
Featured reader at Spring Laser Life West Philly Queer Empowered Sci-Fi Reading @ A-Space Anarchist Community Center. See videos from past Laser Life gatherings here.
THE BLACK TRIBBLES PRESENTS: OCTAVIA CITY - The Black Tribbles joined with Gabriel Bryant of G-town Radio’s Stepping Into Tomorrow and Rasheedah Phillips of the AfroFuturist Affair to present original tales of afrofuturism from some of the genre’s upcoming and brightest stars. Part One and Part Two of the first Octavia City event
Featured in Gemly’s Portal Sci-Fi Magic Art Show, a multigenerational art show of portals, alternate reality, and magic put on by the UCAL youth scifi magic art class, with photography from the “Lost in Time” photo series by D1L0 by Adrian Jackson , The L.Park Project, and feyasterling inc.
Community Partner for Philly Premiere of AfroPunk’s “Triptych” Film Screenig at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Moor Mother Goddess Presents Mama’s Gun Official Afterparty
Quantum Time Capsule Workshop @ Day 3 of Rockers BBQ Weekend w/ readings by Metropolarity.net and the release of SE01:EP02 Space Invaders Issue (Gentrification x Community)
Science is Fiction! Using Sci-fi & Afrofuturism to Time Travel workshop @ Girls Rock Philly! Summer Rock Camp
Speech on intersectionality of sexual assault, race, and gender, at Slutwalk DC!
Featured guest on Genesis Science Fiction Radio, a program of Black Science Fiction Society, w/ hosts Jarvis Sheffield, Penelope Flynn, and William Hayashi discussing relevant topics in science fiction from a black perspective
The Peace House Creative Space & Rockers Closet present "A Different World" Dance Party/Fashion Show in Celebration of Philly Fashion Week 2013, with afrofuturist-inspired stylings by The AfroFuturist Affair and Rockers Closet. Body art by Omi Urban Gypsy. More photos + behind the scenes here.
Featured reader at Fall Laser Life West Philly Queer Empowered Sci-Fi Reading @ A-Space Anarchist Community Center. See videos from past Laser Life gatherings here.
Sponsor of Philadelphia Printworks Fall Launch Party @ AfroFuturist Affair’s House of Future Sciences
Interview on Nobantu Project - AFROFUTURISM, Agent of Change & Annual Charity & Costume Ball - Philadelphia public interest attorney, author, and Creative Director of AfroFuturist Affair Rasheedah Phillips speaks about the organization’s upcoming Annual Charity & Costume Ball and Afrofuturism as a medium for social commentary
Excerpts from an interview published in Afrofuturism - The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha Womack
Featured reader at Philly Zine Fest w/ Metropolarity.net crew @ The Rotunda
Reading with Metropolarity.net @ Punks Against Racism Show
Shadows Took Shape Book Club Discussion featuring “Kindred” by Octavia Butler at Studio Museum in Harlem w/ Illustrator and Professor John Jennings - R.Phillips presents on Time, Memory, and Agency | Photo and mini-review by Invisible Universe Documentary www.maslidukan.com/kindred-discussion
Women in Sci-Fi and Afrofuturism workshop at Girls Rock Philly! Ladies Rock Camp
Community partner @ Leeway Foundation Presents Emergent Strategies: Speculative Fiction & Radical Organizing w/ Octavia’s Brood Adrienne Maree Brown - a lively conversation and writing workshop inspired by the work of visionary, post-apocalyptic, science-fiction author Octavia Butler
For more information on The AfroFuturist Affair Futurist Fund grant, collaborations, projects, readings, workshops, booking, and upcoming events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This documentary film follows Philadelphia’s MOVE Organization & their heated relationship (and conflict) with the Philadelphia Police Department, using archival footage. MOVE is a radical black liberation group with strong environmental leanings. (95 mins)
show up early/on time for rowdy music videos before the film
stay later for discussion
Lava space (lancaster avenue autonomous space)
4134 Lancaster Ave
(43 bus or 10 trolley to 41st street)
The Bombing of Osage Avenue (1986)
Come see hear everything all at once.
(come say gbye to Rebecca Roe and wish her safe travels as she goes to Costa Rica)
ANCESTRAL SOUND BY
MMGZ (Moor Mother Goddess)
Myal & Obeah , Preta Velha Listening party
featuring: JAMES DREAM
WORD SPELLS BY
EMERALDJYAH of Cult Fortified
MAGGIE EIGHTEEN of Cyborg Memoirs and Metropolarity
SOUND BENDING BY
EX BY V
THE AFROFUTURIST AFFAIR
HIP HOP REALITIES BY
BASS WORSHIP BY
12/7/13 | 8PM | ALL AGES @ Lava Space center for radical media and organizing
$5/$3 with book donation/No one turned away
Final round of applause to our hostess, volunteers, sponsors, each and every performer, artist, musician, and DJ involved, for your flawless executions, for sharing your equipment, for raising the level of the entire event to other dimensions. We are infinitely grateful for the audience, returning family, new family for respecting the space and for being so very engaged!!
When Malcolm X returned from his pilgrimage to Mecca, he advocated for brotherhood between races. Barbara Chase-Riboud’s “Malcolm X” Steles echo the activist’s spirit by uniting opposing elements such as hard and soft forms and rough and smooth textures.
Now open, “Barbara Chase-Riboud: The ‘Malcolm X’ Steles”
“Tantra I,” 1994, by Barbara Chase-Riboud (Collection of Roger and Caroline Ford)
On November 9, 2013, The AfroFuturist Affair 3rd Annual Charity & Costume Ball opened up Dark Phase Space, an evening of Afrofuture and Black Speculative inspired art, readings, performances, conversation, music, and costumery. 3 is the charm - this was the best, most energetic and most engaged Ball we’ve thrown to date, with jaw-dropping, smile-inducing, head-nodding performances all evening long.
Also, look out soon for Futurist Fund grant applications. This year’s focus of grant funds will be on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault survivors, particularly those who need help with moving costs to relocate to safer spaces.
WISH YOU WERE T/HERE
this shit was galactic
Join Leeway Foundation on December 8 to welcome writer and cultural organizer Adrienne Maree Brown for a lively conversation inspired by the work of visionary, post-apocalyptic, science-fiction author Octavia Butler. This discussion will explore the visionary qualities of science/speculative fiction with radical community organizing practice using Butler’s work.
Butler’s writing in The Parable series and other works instigates and provokes new thinking about how we can bring into being the kind of society that we want and expands what we might imagine. Through her protagonists, Butler illustrated adaptive, intuitive, shared leadership in practice. This recurrent theme, dubbed “Emergent Strategy,” will be a key focus of the afternoon’s discussion.
The event is free, but you must RSVP at http://leewayemergent.eventbrite.com/
Adrienne is a 2013 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow writing science fiction in Detroit. She is co-editor, with poet/activist Walidah Imarisha, of the forthcoming anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements She has helped to launch the Octavia Butler and Emergent Strategy Reading Network for people interested in reading Octavia’s work from a political and strategic framework, and is building with the Octavia Butler Legacy Network on other ways of extending Butler’s work.
This workshop is presented in partnership with the following organizations: The AfroFuturist Affair, Apiary Magazine, ART SANCTUARY, Blackprint, Bread & Roses Community Fund, GriotWorks, Media Mobilizing Project, Metropolarity, Myth Media Studios, Thread Makes Blanket, and Training for Change.