Afrofuturism is a literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past. �Afrofuturism addresses themes and concerns of the African Diaspora through a technoculture and science fiction lens, encompassing a range of media and artists with a shared interest in envisioning black futures that stem from Afrodiasporic experiences.�Afrofuturism can be identified in artistic, scientific, and spiritual practices throughout the African diaspora. Contemporary practice retroactively identifies and documents historical instances of Afrofuturist practice and integrates them into the canon.
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�David Lamignan Larsen (Norway/Nigeria) started the HipHop label Monkeybwoy Productions in 2004. He got robbed while living in Africa by two dudes and a monkey as a young teenager – hence; “monkeybwoy”. (Now y’all know the reason why he started training martial arts…)�He grew up with hiphop from the 90’s, when rappers actually had something to say and to stand up for, they also spoke their minds filtered from experiences they’d seen through their eyes. �In 2005, he started his studies at the University of Contemporary Art in Trondheim (KiT – NTNU), the same year he made an installation with a radioshow where he made everything from commercials, news, radio host, produced music and created a few alter egos, the Nigerian rapper Bushman amongst them. As the year passed more music artists were born: Afro B, Mae$trO (CEO), Jah Samson, F=1LUV, AMAN, DJ Enan (MB main producer), MC. Lyrical STD, Mr. Bubble Guy, Peace Pipe, Alex Ventura, RaïRaï, MC. Ryan…�These characters have been taken out from the virtual world and put to life through mediums such as music videos, interviews, live performances and documentaries/mockumentaries. �David is a big fan of the cult-/B-movie culture, where everything that is so bad that it is good is good, such as Nollywood movies or Blaxploitation movies. �Weird Science is a travel where video, music, coffee, comics, martial arts and performance enters the artistic world. It is a crossing between conspiracy theories, capitalism, materialism, human slavery, science fiction, aliens, blaxploitation and time travel.�Weird science is an artistic, experimental afrofuturism experiment. �Weird Science is the fucked up mind of artist, David Lamignan Larsen.��The Opening for this exhibition will be on Friday 7th October 2016 @ Studio 17 at 7 p.m
�There will be a live performance around 8 30 p.m�The exhibition will also be open on Saturday 8th October and Sunday 9th October from 12 p.m to 4 p.m��N.B: The exhibition is focusing on art you can buy at a fair price, so bring cash if you want to support local artists!!
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