Starting with the reading „Virus!" by Ghanaian science-fiction writer, afrofuturist, and digital hypermedia artist Jonathan Dotse and followed by the screenings of two afrofuturistic short films from Kenya and Nigeria, we will celebrate the past, the present and the future with none other than South African GQOM king DJ Lag!
(Dir. C.J. Obasi, 2018, Nigeria, 30min)
Three scientist witches who through a combination of juju and technology create magical wigs which grants them untold supernatural powers. As with everything, power corrupts ...
(Dir. Jean-Pierre Bekolo, South Africa, Cameroun 2016, 62min)
Wanita leaves home one morning, not knowing that her first prayer to her own ancestors has started her journey to the Dimsi - the earth you can't see...
(Dir. John Akomfrah, UK 1995, 45min)
Framed by the fictional story of the "data thief", this hybrid documentary takes a look at the origins, impact and significance of Afrofuturism and techno music for the black diaspora...
Kulturen in Bewegung: Let’s talk about Dis-Othering #2 - A self reflection on cultural identity
With: Ihu Anyanwu (Musician, Performing Artist), Marie Edwige Hartig (Chair Verein Jaapo, Politician), Hemma Schmutz (Director for the Museums of the City of Linz) | Moderated by: Victoria Windtner (Writer, Journalist) | Discussion in English & German
Online introduction and Q&A with Tabita Rezaire (French Guyana):
"Deep Down Tidal" A video essay in typical net.art style, weaving cosmological, spiritual, political and technological narratives about water and its role in colonialism, then and now...
17:30 - 18:30
Symposium | Musical approach and artistic developments in Dakar in regards to African Futurisms
Stephen Ibaaku Bassene (Senegal) - Talk:
"Musical approach and artistic developments in Dakar in regards to African Futurisms"
Discover with Ibaaku the new Dakar. The Dakar that makes a new lively and thriving scene flourish. The talk will focus on some of these artists and their futurist/ afro-futurist approaches and proposals.
The city of Dakar is invaded by Aliens. The meeting of the land with the Aliens will shake the codes. Everyone must tame the other. Love between an Alien and a Terran is born a hybrid: IBAAKU
His show transports you to the Afro-futuristic universe of a new African era.
Let yourself go on the Seneg-Alien’s space shift to measure the unique power of this cosmic being from Dakar’s nights.