Sat, Nov 06|
Black Quantum Futurism: CPT Reversal
Exhibition at REDCAT Gallery at CALArts in Los Angeles
Time & Location
Nov 06, 2021, 2:00 PM – Mar 05, 2022, 6:00 PM
Los Angeles, 631 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
About the Event
CPT is commonly understood as the acronym for “Colored People’s Time,” oftentimes a stereotype of Black people as chronically late but also a cultural understanding that events and experiences do not adhere to strict schedules and linear time. In physics, the same acronym stands for “charge, parity, and time reversal,” a fundamental symmetry of laws that holds for all physical phenomena. Intrigued by this double meaning of CPT, Black Quantum Futurism seeks to examine time and temporality at various scales and dimensions—personal, interpersonal, communal, global, and cosmic time—and their connections and reverberations through new and rearranged videos, collages, maps, sounds, and other visual works. Simultaneously, it aims to make visible the temporal meridians that connect, distort, and mirror each other, depending on one’s arrival or location on the timeline. CPT Reversal serves as a preview to the longer-term research project CPT Symmetry and Violations with the Collide Residency at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). More info available here.