26 June / 6pm - 8pm / FACTLab / FREE
As part of their residency at FACT, artist collective Soda_Jerk will be presenting their new work in progress, commissioned by FACT and EMARE with support of the EU Culture programme, and developed in Liverpool, as part of the FACTLab programme.
Soda_Jerk have been working on a new installment in their ongoing multi-channel video-cycle, Astro Black. Informed by cultural theories of Afrofuturism and taking the cosmic jazz musician Sun Ra as a point of departure, this speculative history seeks to draw out the nexus of science fiction and social politics in Black Atlantic culture. During their stay they have been researching Liverpool’s connection to Black Atlantic politics and histories, as well as the city’s vibrant and diverse music history and scene.
Titled Wrinkles in Time, this new episode is concerned with the Afrofuturist underpinnings of UK drum 'n' bass, and forges connections between the intergalactic social-politics of Sun Ra and the role that quantum physics tropes played in the UK breakbeat culture of the mid-90s. The narrative action takes place at the edge of a black hole, where Sun Ra and Stephen Hawking are guiding British DJ, Goldie in sonic experiments designed to rupture linear conceptions of historical time.
Supported by the Culture 2013 programme of the European Commission.
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