The Future(s) Are Black Quantum Womanist

Rasheedah Phillips / Philadelphia, USA — Jul 2, 2018

Rasheedah Phillips, The Future(s) Are Black Quantum Womanist, »Refiguring the Feminist Future«, 2018

Concept Text:

Considering the unique, intersectional temporal experiences of Black women, femmes, and girls and the ways in which we are being actively erased from the objective, linear future, the Black Woman Temporal Portal is a nonlinear timescape/time displacement toolkit preparing us for and helping us to create the Black womanist, quantum future(s). It will also be an open access archive of the temporal technologies Black women have developed to ensure our quantum future(s) and to uncover our ancestral space-time configurations for survival in now, future, and past moments. The portal includes images (photos, film, glitch art, found art), temporal rituals, liberatory technologies, and non linear womanist timescapes. Text will include poetry, snippets and quotes from essays, zines, speculative fiction works – both created by the artists and from works by Black women creators who enact diverse timescapes and chronotopes in their works.

Rasheedah Phillips

Black Quantum Futurism Collective is an interdisciplinary art practice between Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips that weaves quantum physics, Afrofuturism, and Afrodiasporic concepts of time, ritual, text, and sound to present innovative works and tools offering practical ways to escape temporal loops, oppression vortexes and the digital matrix. BQF has created a number of community-based projects, experimental music projects, installations, workshops, books, short films, and more.

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