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A collection of resources from Afro-Hemispheric Performance: Actions, Socially Public Participations, Rituals, and Ceremonies, a workshop led by Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet through the Center for Afrofuturist Studies in August 2020.
Curated by Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet
Havana, Cuba, 1958. Interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, and Fulbright scholar. Ferrera-Balanquet holds a Ph.D. from Duke University and an MFA from the University of Iowa.
His artworks have been exhibited at MIX New York, Film Anthology, Nueva York; “Decolonizing The “Cold” War”, BE.BOP 2013 Black Europe Body Politics, Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin, Germany; Transitio_MX 03, Centro Nacional de las Artes, México D.F.; “Cuba: La Isla Posible”, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona, Spain; Centre for Media and Culture in Education, University of Toronto, Canada; Film and Video Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival San Francisco, California.
A member of the Mariel Generation and author of Aestesis Decolonial Transmoderna Latinx_MX (2019); and Imaginarios Creativos y Soberanía Erótica Decolonial (2018). His critical research and literary texts have been published in Australia, Mexico, Italy, Canada, United States, Colombia, Germany, Argentina, Cuba, Spain, Ecuador, Romania, Turkey, England, and Dominican Republic.
In addition to a Fulbright Fellowship, Ferrera-Balanquet has been awarded grants from FONCA (2017), Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2017), Prince Claus Foundation, US/Mexico Cultural Fund, The Australian Network of Art and Technology, the NEA/Film in the Cities, and The Lyn Blumenthal Video Foundation.
The Concepts of Ori and Human Destiny in Traditional Yoruba Thought: A Soft- Deterministic InterpretationOladele Abiodun Balogun
Groundings on Rasanblaj with M. Jacqui Alexander
Afrofuturism 2.0 and The Black Speculative Art Movement - Notes on a ManifestoReynaldo Anderson
Performance Trace: Staged Actions, Live Art, and Performance Made for the CameraYona Backer
Notes on the Crisis of Black American Performance ArtOwens Clifford
Between the Body and the Flesh: Sex and GenderTavia Nyong’o
Women in Masquerade and PerformanceJudith Bettelheim
Malungaje: Toward a Poetics of DiasporaJerome C. Branche
Nation and the Cold War: Reflections on the Circuitous Routes of African Diaspora StudiesLisa Brock
“The Interaction of Coloreds” (2002, 2018) and Racialized Online Identity.Ekin Erkan
The Fact of BlacknessFrantz Fanon
Introduction: Documenting Blackness at the National Museum of African American History and CultureJason Fox & Mia Mask
Figuring Blackness in Modern and Contemporary African Diaspora Visual CulturesJacqueline Francis
Retratos en Blanco y Afro. Liliana AngulGiraldo Escobar, Sol Astrid
Poetics of RelationEdouard Glissant
Exercises For rebel Artists: Radical Performance PedagogyGuillermo Gomez Peña and Roberto Sinfuente
Introduction: Who Needs 'Identity'?Stuart Hall
No Humans Involved: An Open Letter to My ColleaguesSylvia Wynter
Carlos Martiel and the Transnational Politics of the Black BodyMarelys Valencia
The Power of the StoryMichael-Rolph Troullot
iss Canadiana Confronts the Mythologies of Nationhood and the im/possibility of African Diasporic Memory in TorontoCamille Turner
Racial Kitsch and Black PerformanceTavia Nyong’o