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Black Quantum Futurism

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Black Quantum Futurism (BQF), the interdisciplinary creative practice of Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips, weaves quantum physics, Afrofuturism, and Afrodiasporic concepts of time, ritual, text, and sound to present innovative tools for escaping negative temporal loops, oppression vortexes, and the digital matrix. BQF has created a number of community-based projects, performances, experimental music projects, installations, workshops, books, short films, and zines, including the award-winning Community Futures Lab. BQF is a Velocity Fund grantee (2018), a Solitude × ZKM web resident (2018), a Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellow (2017), a Pew Fellow (2017), a Blade of Grass Fellow (2016), and an artist-in-residence at West Philadelphia Neighborhood Time Exchange (2015). BQF has presented, exhibited, and performed at such venues as Red Bull Arts, New York; Serpentine Gallery, London; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Open Engagement at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; Le Gaîté Lyrique, Paris; and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo.

Established 2015, Philadelphia, USA