Corsica Studios

What's on Wednesday 14th November

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    • Jam City
      DJ Haram
      Nazar
      Ayesha Hameed

    DJs
    Jam City
    Dj Haram
    Nazar

    Installation
    Ayesha Hameed – Black Atlantis

    Installation
    Ayesha Hameed – Black Atlantis

    Black Atlantis is a live audio-visual essay that looks at possible afterlives of the Black Atlantic: in contemporary illegalized migration at sea, in oceanic environments, through Afrofuturistic dancefloors and soundsystems, and in outer space.

    Black Atlantis combines two conversations – afrofuturism and the anthropocene. It takes as point of departure Drexciya, the late 20th century electronic music duo from Detroit, and their creation of a sonic, fictional world. Through liner notes and track titles, Drexciya take the Black Atlantic below the water with their imaginary of an Atlantis comprised of former slaves who have adapted to living underwater. This wetness brings to the table a sense of the haptic, the sensory, the bodily, and the epidermal. What below-the-water, and Atlantis brings back is the bottom of the sea, the volume of the water, the materiality of the space of the ocean, and other protagonists that inhabit the sea.

    This third instalment ‘The End of Eating Everything’// Black Atlantis III follows a monstrous form of consumption underwater, considering what Drexciyans might consume underwater, what things are consuming each other around them and what boundaries might be eroded between the what’s and the who’s of what is being eaten.

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