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Each musician in The Spacesuits collective has received five calls to action, which ask for the artist to produce some combination of photographs, videotaped performances pieces, soundscapes, and physical objects (e.g. a miniature spaceship, a shrine for an invented deity, a letter addressed to a past incarnation, a book on space-travel).
The Spacesuits explores the concepts of apocalypse, the afterlife, invented creation mythology, and the re-writing of history, taking the work of the jazz musician and Afrofuturist, Sun Ra, as its launch point. Each Spacesuits exhibition combines installation with live performance.
The Spacesuits is sponsored by The AfroFuturist Affair, Pushdot Studio, and Philadelphia Printworks.
Musicians for this event will be:
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Anaïs Duplan is the author of a forthcoming chapbook, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015). Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Birdfeast, Phantom Limb, PANK, The Conversant, The Quietus, No Fear of Pop, amongst other journals. Past projects include a temporary manifesto-writing service at Flux Factory in Queens, NY as well as a performance event titled Communitas/structure on anthropologist Victor Turner’s concept of ‘communitas,’ the peak of communal feeling reached in ritual.
Winston Scarlett is an independent music and art curator from Brooklyn, NY. His events and exhibitions have been featured in such publications such as Brooklyn Vegan, Impose, No Fear of Pop, Dingus, and PopMatters. Within the last year he has opened and managed the programming of two independent art spaces in New York City, executed a three-day interactive music and art festival called Slackfest, and published an underground music mixtape through the Chicago cassette label Air Balloon Tapes.