Friday, April 5, 7pm
$7 General / $5 Members / Free for ArtsAccess Pass holders
Squeaky Wheel presents an evening of films and a live skype performance featuring John Akomfrah’s 1996 film The Last Angel of History. Examining the relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology, the film is preceded by a new, live science-fiction Skype performance by artist Dana McKnight, followed by Amanda Strong’s Mia’ (2015), a stop-motion animated film of a young Indigenous female street artist who has found her own ways to root herself to the supernatural history of her Wuikinuxv ancestry. Together, the works align to form a constellation of times and spaces outside of colonial thought.
This event is presented as part of the public programming accompanying Black Quantum Futurism: ON THE EDGE OF THE BUSH / A LONG WALK INTO THE UNKNOWN, on view at Squeaky Wheel, Jan 25–April 20, 2019. Special thanks to Vtape and Icarus Films.
Banner image: John Akomfrah, The Last Angel of History,1996. Courtesy of Icarus Films.