The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is an initiative to re-imagine new futures for marginalized peoples by generating safe work spaces for artists of color. Organized by Anaïs Duplan, CAS will hosts visiting artists and artists-in-residence, producing lectures, workshops, public forums, and exhibitions on the intersections of race, technology, and the diaspora. Follow CAS on Tumblr & Facebook! Press: The Creators Project // Hyperallergic // Little Village

The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is an initiative to re-imagine new futures for marginalized peoples by generating safe work spaces for artists of color. Organized by Anaïs Duplan, CAS will hosts visiting artists and artists-in-residence, producing lectures, workshops, public forums, and exhibitions on the intersections of race, technology, and the diaspora.

Follow CAS on Tumblr & Facebook!

Press: The Creators Project // Hyperallergic // Little Village

fall 2016 events // beyond realism

Thursday, Sept. 22, 6pm: Krista Franklin works-in-progress artist's talk
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6-8pm: Krista Franklin exhibition reception

Fall 2016 CAS programming is supported by grants from the Iowa Art Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the City of Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee. Thanks also to the University of Iowa Center for the Book and Little Village for their support!

"Into and Out of the Invisible World" Daily Iowan profile of Krista Franklin by Tessa Solomon, 9/8/16

2017 applications open Sept. 1-30!

apply at: http://afrofuturist-studies.tumblr.com/apply

The theme for 2017 is: ecologies. In 2017, the Center for Afrofuturist Studies is calling for artists and writers of color, across all media, whose work engages with the study of environment, of one’s ‘home,’ of the ways one ‘makes space’ in this world or in other worlds.

 

 

2016 CAS artists-in-residence

May 1-7 Tiona McClodden is a North Philadelphia-based filmmaker and visual artist whose "work explores shared ideas, values, and beliefs within the African Diaspora, or what I call, “Black mentifact”. I’m interested in Blackness and nostalgia; and how the past, present, and future can intersect visually and thematically within time based work." www.tionam.com

May 1-7

Tiona McClodden is a North Philadelphia-based filmmaker and visual artist whose "work explores shared ideas, values, and beliefs within the African Diaspora, or what I call, “Black mentifact”. I’m interested in Blackness and nostalgia; and how the past, present, and future can intersect visually and thematically within time based work."
www.tionam.com

Photo by Chuck Olu-Alabi October Alexandria Eregbu's curatorial, performance, and installation-based work concerns community, materiality, performativity, and the visibility of racialized and gendered bodies in space. Her research during the CAS residency will focus on Afrosurrealism. Read an interview at 1137 www.alexandriaeregbu.com

Photo by Chuck Olu-Alabi
October

Alexandria Eregbu's curatorial, performance, and installation-based work concerns community, materiality, performativity, and the visibility of racialized and gendered bodies in space. Her research during the CAS residency will focus on Afrosurrealism.
Read an interview at 1137
www.alexandriaeregbu.com

September A poet and visual artist, Krista Franklin's work concerns "The Fantastic, the surreal, mythmaking, black portraiture, and the collective conscious", taking form in "collage, hand papermaking, installation, poetry, letterpress, altered bookmaking and performance". Read an interview at 60 Inches from Center www.kristafranklin.com

September

A poet and visual artist, Krista Franklin's work concerns "The Fantastic, the surreal, mythmaking, black portraiture, and the collective conscious", taking form in "collage, hand papermaking, installation, poetry, letterpress, altered bookmaking and performance".
Read an interview at 60 Inches from Center
www.kristafranklin.com

May 14-20 Louis Chude-Sokei is a writer and scholar. He is the author of several books including The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics. Read his essay "Dr. Satan's Echo Chamber" here.

May 14-20

Louis Chude-Sokei is a writer and scholar. He is the author of several books including The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics.
Read his essay "Dr. Satan's Echo Chamber" here.

November D. Cain is a Chicago-based filmmaker, theorist, teaching artist, and writer. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Cinematic Art + Science Program. His work explores the invisible realms of being and the subjects bound by them. He nurtures & utilizes the emotionality of characters and the unconscious to influence its very own aesthetic, creating unique expressionist perceptions.

November

D. Cain is a Chicago-based filmmaker, theorist, teaching artist, and writer. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Cinematic Art + Science Program. His work explores the invisible realms of being and the subjects bound by them. He nurtures & utilizes the emotionality of characters and the unconscious to influence its very own aesthetic, creating unique expressionist perceptions.

December Terrence Nance is a Brooklyn-based, Texas-born filmmaker, musician, and performance artist. His film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. terrencenance.com

December

Terrence Nance is a Brooklyn-based, Texas-born filmmaker, musician, and performance artist. His film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
terrencenance.com

May 27-June 2 Kameelah Janan Rasheed is an artist-archivist whose work reckons with the complexity of memory, ritual, historiography, and archival practices as they relate to the construction of both personal and social histories. www.kameelahr.com

May 27-June 2

Kameelah Janan Rasheed is an artist-archivist whose work reckons with the complexity of memory, ritual, historiography, and archival practices as they relate to the construction of both personal and social histories.
www.kameelahr.com