AfroFuturist Affair Presents: Dark Phase Space
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 9:30 PM - Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2:00 AM (EST)
The AfroFuturist Affair Presents:
DARK PHASE SPACE
3rd Annual Charity & Costume Ball
In the spirit of Afrofuturism and all things awesome about Autumn, the AfroFuturist Affair is throwing its 3rd Annual Afrofuturist-themed CHARITY & COSTUME BALL
Please join us on November 9, 2013 as we celebrate and bring awareness to Afrofuturism and Black SciFi culture with feature visual and performance artists, authors, and presenters who present creations using Afrofuturism and Black Sci-Fi as vehicles for expression and agency.
This year's Ball promises to vibrate even more intensely as we go back to where started at Window Factory Arts in MythMedia: 21 Studios, an art + design studio dedicated to collaborative projects that employ art, myth and media technologies to address 21st century concerns and cultural trends.
$10 sliding scale donation includes refreshments gathered from the future...Advanced tickets can be purchased on EventBrite. The FB invite is here for up-to-date info on the event! Afrofuturist and Sci-fi Costumes are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!!!
|DARK PHASE SPACE| Features:
a history of blackness in speculative fiction
Tafi Brown (Chicago)
"afronauts and space aura"
Kiara Mōnae (NY)
vestiges of the creatrix
Heidi Sincuba (London)
Delgreta Brown (CA)
"KOSMOSIS: The Intimate World of Ba Ntr"
Omi Urban Gypsy (Phila)
live art and body paint
Nit Ra Sit (NY)
Custom Designer Boutique
Noni Red/Minkless Red Jewelry (Phila)
"un-minked - afrofuturist style"
DJ Mothershiester (DC)
"traveling while black"
The DaQuan (Phila)
Music | Performance Art
Music | Movement
DJ John Morrison (Phila)
Liberation Art & Culture Works
DJ Aura 360 (Phila)
Places & Spaces
WORD MAGIx by
Kennedy aka Storm Tribble of The Black Tribbles
Alex Smith (Phila)
Ms. Wise (Phila)
Poet | Teaching Artist | Creator
DjaDJa Medjay (NY)
Author of Novels "Renpet" and "N - Eternity Reclaimed"
GRACIOUS SPONSORS | COMMUNITY PARTNERS
art + design studio dedicated to collaborative projects that employ art, myth, and media
East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
GTown Radio show for all things nerdy and scifi
Screenprinting company promoting community awareness of art, culture, and social justice issues
215 Spec Fic Collective
To stay in tune to DARK PHASE SPACE all of the pertinent portals are here:
All proceeds from DARK PHASE SPACE are donated to The Futurist Fund community grant. More details about the grant fund, who it helps, and how you may donate, as well as application details, are available at AfroFuturist Affair website and on our IndieGoGo Campaign
VENDORS | SPONSORS | VOLUNTEERS
If you or your organization would like to volunteer and/or sponsor DARK PHASE please contact email@example.com.
There is much, much more ahead.... please check in as we release daily information on performers, and other surprises the closer we get to NOVEMBER 9th!
10/18 - Appearing at Philadelphia Printworks Fall Launch Party @ The House of Future Sciences
10/? - AfroFuturist Affair x Blu Dahlia AfroFuturist Mask-making Workshop @ Red House Boutique & Sewing Creative Workspace
11/7 - Black Tribbles x AfroFuturist Affair Return to Octavia City on G-Town Radio
11/8 - Metropolarity tabling at PHILCON @ NJ Crowne Plaza Hotel
11/9 - AfroFuturist Affair 3rd Annual Charity & Costume Ball Presents: Black Phase Space @ MythMedia Studios
11/23 - Appearing w/ Metropolarity crew at Philly Feminist Zine Fest @ William Way LGBT Center
11/24 - Appearing at Studio Museum Harlem with Illustrator John Jennings
*AfroFuturism is a literary, artistic and cultural aesthetic that considers Blackness as it looks and is defined in the future, examines science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and magic as it critiques the present-day situations of people of color, explores the implications of technology on Black art and literature, and interrogates historical events involving Blacks across the diaspora. Popular artists, musicians, theorists, and writers whose works contain Afrofuturistic elements include: Sun Ra, Saul Williams, Toni Morrison, Erykah Badu, Nalo Hopkinson, Outkast, Octavia Butler, Janelle Monae, Wu Tang Clan, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Amiri Baraka, George Clinton, Samuel Delaney, and many, many others.
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The AfroFuturist Affair
The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic culture and aesthetic and Black sci-fi through creative events and creative writing.