Rasheedah Phillips – Black Quantum Futurism
Rasheedah Phillips (Philadelphia/USA) Black Quantum Futurism Collective is an interdisciplinary art practice between Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips that weaves quantum physics, Afrofuturism, and Afrodiasporic concepts of time, ritual, text, and sound to present innovative works and tools offering practical ways to escape temporal loops, oppression vortexes and the digital matrix. BQF has created a number of community-based projects, experimental music projects, installations, workshops, books, short films, and more.
Black Quantum Futurism looks at the intersectional temporal experiences of Black women, femmes, and girls and the ways in which they are being actively erased from technologicallydriven concepts of the future. Their Black Woman Temporal Portal reflects on the algorithmic modeling of a seemingly singular, objective and linear future dominating Western societies by proposing instead an experiencing of self and reality by way of a collapsed and speculative space-time.