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 Daily Iowan

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 Daily Iowan

fall 2016 events // beyond realism

UPCOMING

Terrence Nance
Monday, Dec. 5, 3:30pm: screening (a selection of short films) at FilmScene

interstellar dance party 3!
Sat. Dec. 17 10:30pm-1:30am @ FilmScene screening room

PAST

Krista Franklin
Thursday, Sept. 22, 6pm: works-in-progress artist's talk
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6-8pm: "...to take root among the stars" exhibition reception [documentation]

Alexandria Eregbu
Monday, Oct. 24, 6-8pm: Alexandria Eregbu open studio and artist's talk

Devin Cain
Thursday, Nov. 17, 6pm: screening & Q+A
“Persecution + Release”:
An experimental work told in five parts featuring new footage, found footage, and recycled footage. In conjunction with the artist's exhibition "To Nothingness with Love", this newly created piece traverses deep unconscious transgressions + sentiments held within the human narrative that may lead towards an ontological emancipation.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6-8pm: lecture & exhibition reception: "To Nothingness with Love"

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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." See photos from Tiona's residency here

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."

See photos from Tiona's residency here

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 See photos from Krista's residency here

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

See photos from Krista's residency 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.

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 Terence 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

Terence 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 See photos from Kameelah's residency here

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

See photos from Kameelah's residency here