THE BLACK STAR CHRONICLES x Kapwani Kiwanga . MONTÉVIDÉO
As part of TRANSFORM!, she offers a performing reading of Chapter II of her trilogy "Afrogalactica", in which she plays an anthropologist in 2100 living in the United States of Africa.
"The Black Star Chronicles", referring to Afrofuturism, deals with the manufacture of gender and race.
Echoing feminist, post-gender and queer narratives, the performance explores the themes of technological innovation, reproduction and racial mixing. Kapwani Kiwanga connects the figure of the cyborg, as a biological and metaphorical model, with African and diasporic experiments.
Kapwani Kiwanga's work, cross-referenced video installations, sound and performances, all mixed with social sciences, postcolonial, gender and queer themes, but also with Afro-futurism.
She is represented by the Jérôme Poggi Gallery in France and the Tanja Wagner Gallery in Berlin and recently received the Frieze Artist Award for her Shady proposal.