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  • Screen Based Resistance amp The Politics of Representation with Tabita Rezaire

    Screen Based Resistance & The Politics of Representation with Tabita Rezaire

    31/08/2020 Duração: 16min

    From the Archives. My interview with Tabita Rezaire in Johannesburg, South Africa in May 2015.  I decided to re-release because our conversation seems to speak to our chaotic times.  Tabita Rezaire (b.1989, Paris, France) is infinity incarnated into an agent of healing, who uses art as a means to unfold the soul. Her cross-dimensional practices envision network sciences – organic, electronic and spiritual – as healing technologies to serve the shift towards heart consciousness. Navigating digital, corporeal and ancestral memory as sites of resilience, she digs into scientific imaginaries to tackle the pervasive matrix of coloniality and the protocols of energetic misalignments that affect the songs of our body-mind-spirits. Inspired by quantum and cosmic mechanics, Tabita’s work is rooted in time-spaces where technology and spirituality intersect as fertile ground to nourish visions of connection and emancipation. Through screen interfaces and collective offerings, she reminds us to open our inner d

  • Human Interfaces with Lindokhule Nkosi

    Human Interfaces with Lindokhule Nkosi

    05/06/2019 Duração: 52min

    Lindokuhle Nkosi is like Jazz. And so is this conversation from 2015! It is a special one from the vault. An insightful conversation on human interfaces, social media, writing, ideologies of technologies, futures and more. Lindokuhle Nkosi, a writer from South Africa whose work textual work often merges with installation and performance. She has written for Mahala, Chimurenga, Africa Is A Country, City Press, Elephant Magazine, Red Bulletin, and Timeslive, and she has curated exhibitions and projects at galleries and in the public space. While floating across different genres – journalistic, reflective, experimental – her work is consistently insightful, rich in textures, and engaged with realities. Lindokuhle’s work as a writer, curator and project organizer is fervent in its radicalism, its honesty and willingness to engage her environment, and communities on the periphery. Beyond her writing, she has also engaged in interventions that explored the realm of performance employing a mixed media of texts, inst

  • The Technology of Disco

    The Technology of Disco

    01/03/2019 Duração: 40min

    Hi There! Nice to catch up with you again. In this episode we travel through time using the technology of disco with the exquisite Anna Tjé/Nyum Supernova. 

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    31/01/2019 Duração: 26min

    We are well on our way into 2019. In this episode we take a look at our archives. In 2015, Jepchumba interviews Kenyan digital artists and musicians Just a Band. In this look back we understand the creative process within the cultural context of modern contemporary african life for many african digital artists trying to navigate through unchartered waters. Enjoy! 

  • The Art of Unlearning

    The Art of Unlearning

    08/12/2018 Duração: 18min

    This episode we head back to school to reflect on the global crumbling education system. Chief Nyamweya shares his own reflections and motivations for his graphic novel Art of Unlearning.

  • The BlackStar Enterprise [Explicit]

    The BlackStar Enterprise [Explicit]

    16/11/2018 Duração: 08min

    Episode Notes:This episode contains Explicit lyrics. 1921 Rare Recording of Marcus Garvey Explanation of the Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association is a studio recording made by African-American leader Marcus Garvey in New...

  • The Parable of the Sower

    The Parable of the Sower

    11/11/2018 Duração: 17min

    Special Thanks to everyone who has joined @futurelabafrica on instagram. Just a note that we do not claim any ownership or authorship on the music and sound clips we have archived in this episode, found below....

  • Introducing Future Archives

    Introducing Future Archives

    28/10/2018 Duração: 04min

    Brand New Season! The internet is rife with discussions about african futurism and afrofuturism. Unfortunately the discussions are often not nuanced enough to take into consideration that indeed the future is African. The next...