Is a platform for interdisciplinary feminist research to develop understandings of the interconnections between time and community. Time is investigated not a neutral container for social life, but as a source of values, concepts and
from: ‘Further Considerations on Afrofuturism’, Kodwo Eshun, 2003
“Afrofuturism studies the appeals that black artists, musicians, critics, and writers have made to the future, in moments where any future was made difficult for them to imagine. […]
Afrofuturism may be characterized as a program for recovering the histories of counter-futures created in a century hostile to Afrodiasporic projection and as a space within which the critical work of manufacturing tools capable of intervention within the current political dis- pensation may be undertaken. […]
Afrofuturism, then, is concerned with the possibilities for intervention within the dimension of the predictive, the projected, the proleptic, the envi- sioned, the virtual, the anticipatory and the future conditional.
This implies the analysis of three distinct but partially intersecting spheres: first, the world of mathematical simulations; second, the world of informal descriptions; and third, as Gilroy points out in ‘Between Camps’, the articulation of futures within the everyday forms of the main- stream of black vernacular expression.”
Antke Engel looks at the chronopolitics of Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz's work No Future / No Past
‘Shifts in Time. Performing the Chronic’, mumok, Vienna
A circular repetitive sequencing of performances, readings, screenings, and narratives that raise questions of how to engage with time and the untimely in order to unfold the use of the temporal in memory, history and politics.
From: Against Space. Place, Movement, Knowledge
“But by the same token, human existence is not fundamentally place-bound, as Christopher Tillex maintains, but place-binding. It unfolds not in pöaces but along the paths.”
Pink Floyd – What Shall We Do Now?
What shall we use to fill the empty spaces
Where waves of hunger roar?
Shall we set out across the sea of faces
In search of more and more applause?
Shall we buy a new guitar?
Shall we drive a more powerful car?