Performance

23 November 2019, 20.00-22.00

Performance: Black Quantum Futurism

  • Performance by Black Quantum Futurism during the culminating event of the training Community Futurisms, organized in the context of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, 23 November 2019, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Nick Thomas

  • Performance by Black Quantum Futurism during the culminating event of the training Community Futurisms, organized in the context of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, 23 November 2019, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Nick Thomas

  • Performance by Black Quantum Futurism during the culminating event of the training Community Futurisms, organized in the context of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, 23 November 2019, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Nick Thomas

  • Performance by Black Quantum Futurism during the culminating event of the training Community Futurisms, organized in the context of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, 23 November 2019, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Nick Thomas

  • Performance by Black Quantum Futurism during the culminating event of the training Community Futurisms, organized in the context of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, 23 November 2019, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Nick Thomas

  • Performance by Black Quantum Futurism during the culminating event of the training Community Futurisms, organized in the context of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, 23 November 2019, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Nick Thomas

  • Performance by Black Quantum Futurism during the culminating event of the training Community Futurisms, organized in the context of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, 23 November 2019, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Nick Thomas

BAK invites you for a special performance on Saturday 23 November 2019, by interdisciplinary creative collective Black Quantum Futurism.


Black Quantum Futurism is a Philadelphia based interdisciplinary creative practice between musician, poet and activist Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother and artist, author and activist Rasheedah Philips. The duo explores the intersections of imagination, fiction, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism through the lens of Afrofuturist thought to reorient perceptions of the past and present.

For this performance, Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Philips combine spoken word poetry and live music to activate portals toward alternative temporalities. The event is the culmination of Training XV: Community Futurisms taking place from the 20 – 22 November 2019 as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet (14 September 2019 – 12 January 2020)

𝐓𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐬:
Please ensure a spot by buying your ticket via Eventbrite
€ 10,00 normal ticket | €7,50 student discount

Free for We Are Public members – reserve your spot here

Solidarity spots: For this program BAK provides a few free places for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. To apply, please e-mail [email protected], at least 2 days prior to the event

Made possible by

Suggestions from the archive

Screening

24 June 2021

Fragments of Repair/Gathering V: The Object’s Interlacing

Taking place on Thursday 24 June 2021, the fifth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s The Object’s Interlacing (2020), followed by a conversation between Souleymane Bachir Diagne (philosopher New York/Dakar) and Wayne Modest (material culture curator and researcher, Amsterdam/Rotterdam).

Education Program

21 June–07 July 2021

Course: Art as Politics

Due to popular demand, BAK Public Studies offers yet another rerun of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 21, 23, 28 and 30 June & 5 and 7 July 2021. This digital extension of BAK Public Studies, taught by Maria Hlavajova, is prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

Exhibitionary

Lecture

3 June 2021, 18.30-20.00

FEINART Lecture: From Art Institution to Community Portal, by Maria Hlavajova

FEINART (The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art) is a PhD training network funded by the EU, in partnership with several universities and art spaces, amongst which BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. As part of the FEINART Lecture Series, BAK’s general and artistic director Maria Hlavajova presents […]