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Schedule / FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER

Presentation: Black Atlantis


Black Atlantis is a live audio-visual essay that looks at possible afterlives of the Black Atlantic: in contemporary illegalised migration at sea, in oceanic environments, through Afrofuturistic dancefloors and soundsystems, and in outer space. Combining afrofuturism and the Anthropocene, this talk by academic and artist Ayesha Hameed takes as its point of departure Drexciya, the late 20th century electronic music duo from Detroit, and their creation of a sonic, fictional Atlantis comprised of former slaves who have adapted to living underwater.

The project is a part of Unsound Lab, financed by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.