Oracles of the Other foretells the myriad ways in which blackness hopes to exist outside of the bounds of Western stereotypes, where race and gender become fluid, and oppression and social inequalities are transcended through the lens of Afrofuturistic themes such as escapism, time travel, and ritualism.
Afrofuturism refers to the cross- disciplinary genre that combines science-fiction, afrocentrism, fantasy, African mythology, and technology as a creative and intellectual strategy to reimagine and recreate the distraught past, present, and future of the black diaspora.
The work of 7 artists travels outside the boundaries of places of belonging and within the Otherness by exploring narratives that repurpose the past to tell stories about ambivalent futures.
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