take works from his mother
identity and intersectionality (unique to afrofuturistic media)
Afrofuturism: empowerment rather than meloncony (where racial discrimination eliminated) - does not match current technology level
Matriarch's Rapsody: objects has drawn for him
inspired by cultural, they are not unique, but profitable for him for his founding Jacolby' cancer treatment as a child
Country Ball: self healing identity, media treatment + dancing + party
mix of his life
a record of his existence and family
struggle and joy from survived these experiences
Forest Nymph: 3 TV video
performing in nature
videos are altered by CGI
Model It, Room for Doubt
mix of pop culture and history
physical attribute are connected to blackness
Birds in Paradise:
long two hour video, black characters
something from his mother
Reifying Desire 2:
based of his mother work
3D animated things
Black Luncheon, Flying in Paradise, All Above the Business
neon lights depiction...
even though they are "positive" in attitude, they are still have the feeling of "otherness"
performance could be interpreted as unorthodox,
Room for Doubt: 3D printed
utilizing traditional medium in a non-traditional way
"I will never go back"
"Otherness", "Fantasy", "Afrofuturism": related to fantasy, we have fiction about good future, I wonder we can find a language to polemize this sense.
"Otherness" is a psychological term
feeling of isolation...
"Salvation by yourself or salvation together with others"
prioritizing interpersonal over collectivism
community impact over money or fame
Lord: transformation of silence into language and master's tools
Butler: performative and precarity (no freedom, resist daily violence)
Charles Teenie Harris: photograph ordinary people
advocate for justice and equality
active in Pittsburgh (historical black community)
documented many under-documented events and protests
Multi-media: archival research, film-making, photography
use these to tell everyday life of black people
present affected by the past, looking into the future
creating platform for other black people to speak
resist dominant structure, protests
acknowledge past pain
"Homecoming": public art installation
"Making a World": interviewed artists in Pittsburg
giving people space to articulate ideas
thinking about resilience as a group
thinking about intersectionality and marginalized group
Art must focus on broader communities beyond the individual in order to truly make a better word
how can make a better word? how do you measure "a better world"
Documenting contemporary experience of the oppressed is essential
need to remember what is lost
Ng-Chan: sound art, futuristic imagining
professor at York University, teaching Cinema and Media Art
cartography (making map), geographical narratives
economical, political topics
"Radical De-centering": how they notice BIPOC artists and education system and institution, in lens of de-centering and de-colonization
well, it means what artists means
how does BIPOC community evolve?
education: what level of education people want to emphasize more?
why cartography can it be considered art
"Stratigraphic City": get to know the city through 3D printed replica and video projection
knowledge is power
C4M (Center For Margins): de-colonizing knowledge
invest alternative structure, not hierarchy
dismantling a master using master's tool create the same problem
Virtual Reality Artwork: experienced visually in a simulated environment.
created and experienced by body
still perceive physical environment
people can have emotional response to virtual space
Social and activist art use virtual reality to transmit feelings?
Bergson: virtual is perceptual
Deleuze: virtual recollection (memory)
VR Artist: cathrine baga - we can be re-timed, VR create new time period within physical environment, go beyond time, active senses in a non-physical way
distort present in physical world
body as a new "site"
Early VR Artwork: technology create interactive environment
Modern VR: Jordan Wolfson's Real Violence: one man beat another to death
realism - there is no way you can help him
create "helpless" feeling
VR can be used for activism
Jakob Kudsk Steensen's Terratic Animism
ice, post-human, sensory experience after human death
affective to, calls to people's attention
Nico Casavecchia's BattleScar:
Performance art: Ideology, Confrontalism, and Political Self-Awareness
Thesis: Change ideology about racial or gender group with performance art needs confrontation (create conflicts)
Mythic Being: challenge historical and conventional views on gender What is's, What it is: confronting the viewer on racial stereotypes
objective: creating impact on viewer, to question self-belief
create uncomfortable siturations
Feedback: There exists confrontation in Adrian Piper's artwork.
why it is necessary for successful impact on viewer
are there any performance that does not use confrontation? or is it possible
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