reported back in February, filmmaker and programmer-in-residence Amir George of Chicago’s Black Cinema House,
and Los Angeles based filmmaker curator
Erin Christovale, are jointly
presenting a screening of short films they call Black Radical Imagination next week.
time, the screening was in Los Angeles; and now they’re jumping to the East
Coast with a screening of new films in New
York – Brooklyn to be exact – at MoCADA’s (Museum of Contemporary African
Diaspora Arts) Soul of Brooklyn Block Party Launch located at Tompkins Ave between Putnam and Jefferson at 8pm, Friday, April 26.
screening will consist of films by various filmmakers, including Amir George
himself, along with films and videos by Adebukola
Bodunrin, Ezra Clayton Daniels, Akousa
Adoma Owusu, Anansi Knowbody, Cristina
De Middel, Jacolby Satterwhite, and the latest addition to the current ongoing
program by Cauleen Smith.
whole concept of the Black Radical Imagination, according to George and Christovale,
was the result of ”a series of discussions around the
boundaries and limitations that are historically given to people of color.”
further say that it is designed to “invoke a futurist aesthetic of the
black image on screen. The visual pieces delve into the worlds of video art,
film animation, narrative storytelling, and new media. Each artist contributes
their own vision of a free changing world in a postmodern society. Specifically,
in the film industry these restrictions are often digested and kept to propel a vicious cycle of negative identification. Black Radical Imagination invokes a futurist aesthetic where artists identify themselves and reclaim their own unique stories.“
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