Film Programme Synergetic: Singular Visions
Visionary films in which Nkiru and Nance question concepts from past and present, and provide an alternative for (future) scenarios.
Features the following films:
Hub Tones, Jenn Nkiru (9 min)
Through Hub Tones, Kamasi Washington hopes to connect with his ancestors, merging Freddie Hubbard with African rhythms. Jenn Nkiru visually communicates her ecstatic connection in this hypnotic work. The visual reference point for the video comes from Nkiru's parents' Ikwerre tribe. In their Oboni ceremony, they channel the spirit through repetition, instrumentation and movement, going deeper with each tone until it becomes transcendent. Nkiru gives the women in the video the choreography and codes to also go deeper into that spirit-space.
Black to Techno, Jenn Nkiru (20 min)
Random Acts of Flyness: They Won’t Go When I Go (Director’s Cut), Terence Nance (54 min)
Random Acts of Flyness is a late-night series exploring evergreen cultural idioms such as patriarchy, white supremacy and sensuality from a new, thought-provoking perspective. In the director's cut of Episode 6 of Random Acts of Flyness, a woman stays awake too long; a waitress contemplates uploading her consciousness to the cloud amid warnings of an impending hurricane; and after Najja has her demons exorcised, her jealousy tries to talk its way back into her life.
Guisado on Sunset, Terence Nance (4 min)
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