We Travel the Space Ways

Black Imagination, Fragments, and Diffractions

Edited by Henriette Gunkel and kara lynch

Transcript-Verlag

We Travel the Space Ways

Pub Date: October 2019

ISBN: 9783837646016

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

We Travel the Space Ways

Black Imagination, Fragments, and Diffractions

Edited by Henriette Gunkel and kara lynch

Transcript-Verlag

A new take on Afrofuturism, this book gathers together a range of contemporary voices who, carrying legacies of five hundred years of contact among Africa, Europe, and the Americas, reach toward the stars and unknown planets, galaxies, and ways of being. Writing from queer and feminist perspectives and circumnavigating continents, they recalibrate definitions of Afrofuturism. The editors and contributors of this exciting volume thus reflect on the reemergence of black visions of political and cultural futures, proposing practices, identities, and collectivities.

About the Author

Henriette Gunkel is lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work focuses on the politics of time from a decolonizing, queer-feminist perspective. She is working on a monograph on Africanist science-fictional interventions. She is the author of The Cultural Politics of Female Sexuality in South Africa (2010) and coeditor of What Can a Body Do? (2012), Undutiful Daughters: New Directions in Feminist Thought and Practice (2012), and Futures & Fictions (2017).

kara lynch is a time-based artist living in the Bronx, New York, and associate professor of video and critical studies at Hampshire College. Ambivalent towards hyper-visual culture, she is curious about duration, embodiment, and aural experience; and through low-fi, collective practice and social intervention lynch explores aesthetic/political relationships between time and space. Her work is vigilantly raced, classed, and gendered – black, queer, and feminist. Major projects include: Black Russians – a feature documentary video (2001), The Outing – a video travelogue (1999-2004), and Mouhawala Oula – a gender-bending trio performance for oriental dance, live video, and saxophone (2009). Her current project INVISIBLE, an episodic, speculative, multi-site video/audio installation, excavates the terror and resilient beauty of black experience.