Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction

Exhibition at Arnolfini in Bristol UK

Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction surveys the recent tendency for artists and filmmakers to apply the forms and concerns of science fiction to narratives situated in the African continent. It considers the complex undercurrents for this occurrence in art today, and posits other and possible realities existing simultaneously, via careful re-orientations of tense; elevating the need for vigilance towards the present and future over a concern for the past.”

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Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities

A nearly 300 page, full color book and DVD containing art, writing, and film that envisions the sexualities of beings that may some day be encountered – if not in outer space than at least in our dreams! A joint publication by Encyclopedia Destructica and the The Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality, this project will publish the work of 69 artists, writers and filmmakers who have created an amazing range of expressions that expand our conception of the possibilities of alien life forms and the nature of sexual desire. Strange Attractorsstraddles the line between a speculative scientific exploration and a work of artistic imagination and creativity.

While science fiction literature and film have often touched on alien sexuality, these encounters are almost always represented as between a human and a humanoid alien. Gender is almost always portrayed as binary even when it is homosexual. Sexual encounters consist primarily of engagements between two beings. Inspired by Kepler’s ( voyage into deep space on a quest for earth-like planets, this project has gone beyond male and female, beyond queer, beyond any notion of gender, beyond the anthropomorphic to erotic possibilities as vastly varied as the universe itself. Discover what kinds of sentient beings, what types of sexualities, how many erogenous zones and types of erotic pleasure might exist out there in the universe!

We need your help to make this dream a reality! By supporting Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities not only will you receive unique rewards, such as an amazing book/DVD like no other before it, but you will be supporting independent publishing and the distribution of imaginative and experimental, visual art, writing and film. Thanks so much for you interest!

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