Earth Mother, Sky Father: 2030
January 9, 2019 8:59 AM   Subscribe

The Congo: 2030. Welcome to this new and mind-bending sci-fi future where the Central African nation is no longer shipping its unrefined rare earth minerals out to sea, but is keeping its wealth for itself—buried deep within the ground. Filmmaker and VFX artist Kordae Henry's powerful Afro-Futurist dance piece conceives of a historical moment when, as the Jamaican-British-American director explains, "the processes and infrastructure of mining have been revalued and ritualized as an important aspect of local culture. This is Africa's future through dance—a ceremony for the God of Rare Earth."
posted by infini (4 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
 
Damn. I loved it. Fabulous Performance/mix up piece.
posted by glasseyes at 7:57 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


I'm getting tagged with this quality stuff these days ;p
posted by infini at 9:39 AM on January 10


Yes, I read the artist's statement and really understood how the article might have come your way!
posted by glasseyes at 3:33 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]


That was AWESOME.
posted by capricorn at 5:11 PM on January 31 [1 favorite]


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