Quantum Futurism (Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips)

Black Quantum Futurism is a multidisciplinary collaboration between poet, musician, and activist Camae Ayewa and artist, author, and activist Rasheedah Phillips. With a Black futurist approach to time and space, they explore the intersections of imagination, fiction, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities, focusing on the recuperation and preservation of communal memories, histories, and stories. The collective creates community-based events, experimental music projects, performances, exhibitions, zines, and essays. Recent exhibitions include Trainings for the Not-Yet, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2019–2020; Orbits, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Chicago, 2019; Black Quantum Futurism: Timeless Degrees of Freedom, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, 2019; and Black Quantum Futurism: All Time is Local, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, 2019. Black Quantum Futurism is based in Philadelphia.