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

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