Visionary Aponte: Afro-Futurism Screening
A Part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom
Join us for a public screening of three short films in anticipation of the opening of the Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery. Films include Invocation for José Antonio Aponte: Lámina 26, directed by Nina Angela Mercer and Toshi Sakai (2017), 8 minutes; Black Star: Rebirth Is Necessary, directed by Jenn Nkiru (2017), 11 minutes; and The Last Angel of History, directed by John Akomfrah (1996), 45 minutes. . 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 Screen/Society at Full Frame Theater.
“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