Afrofuturism Now! Festival
Afrofuturism Now! festival took place in WORM from 14 – 18 October 2015.
You can find an overview of all press and films here.
Afrofuturism combines avant-garde, science-fiction and other works and reflections from the black diaspora. Afrofuturism is not a new concept; rather it is an active and global movement that covers all artistic disciplines, and wider aspects of culture and activism and is driven by a strong do-it-yourself spirit. WORM invited one of America’s foremost Afrofuturist artists, activists and thinkers, Rasheedah Phillips (founder of The Afrofuturist Affair) to co-curate this unique event. The festival programme included speculative workshops, performances, science-fiction readings, films, experimental fashion, video and collage art, dance events and after parties, sound art and music from artists such as the celebrated Islam Chipsy and King Britt.
Read Jasper Willems review of the festival on UK website Louder than War.
You can download the Festival booklet with essays by Rasheeda Phillips, and artwork from Krigga.