Visionary Aponte: ‘God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines’
Aural Futures: God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines
A Part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom
Special Screen/Society presentation of a work-in-progress: God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines (2016), directed by Kristian R. Hill, 78 minutes. Followed by a 20-minute Q&A with artist, activist, and Afrofuturist Ingrid LaFleur. This event is a part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, a nine-week art exhibit and accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on a digital humanities project called Digital Aponte. Find more information online at aponte.dukefsp.org.
Free and open to the public. Organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics in collaboration with Arts of the Moving Image, Screen/Society, and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.
“These conversations might take their cue from Aponte’s story, or the artwork, but they are not limited by either. And certainly they are no less important. Our program of events strives to create many access points, and that means considering how these works might influence our physical bodies, via dance, or walking around the gallery, or via conversations about Black freedom, or films on Afrofuturism.” —Caitlin Margaret Kelly, Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, Forum Online
Ingrid LaFleur is an artist, activist, and Afrofuturist. Her mission is to ensure equal distribution of the future, exploring the frontiers of social justice through new technologies, economies, and modes of government. As a recent Detroit Mayoral candidate and founder and director of AFROTOPIA, LaFleur implements Afrofuturist strategies to empower…...Read More