Write No History is a short, speculative three-panel film featuring found and archival footage of The Temporal Disruptors, members of an ancient Secret Society of Black scientists, healers,and writers. spread out across time in the relative past/present/future at one of their meeting lodges, the Hatfield House in Philadelphia, performing quantum time capsule burying and unearthing rituals to transport quantum time capsules containing tools, maps, clocks, and codes as a technologies to hack colonized timelines.
Write No History is directed and produced by Black Quantum Futurism with filmmaker Bob Sweeney. Featured Temporal Disruptors include: Dominque Matti, Iresha Picot, Marcelline Mandeng, Vernon Jordan III, Angel Edwards, Vitche-Boul Ra, Sheena Clay, Camae Ayewa, Alex Farr, Rodnie King, and Riot Dent.
Ancestors returning again/this time to themselves
Fairmount Park Conservancy presents Ancestors returning again / this time only to themselves, a site-specific installation by Black Quantum Futurism at the Hatfield House, opening August 14, 2021. The installation debuts Black Quantum Futurism’s site-specific film Write No History (2021), presented as a video and sound installation inside Hatfield House’s ground floor rooms. Write No History is a short speculative triptych film featuring found and archival footage of The Temporal Disruptors, members of an ancient Secret Society of Black scientists, healers, and writers transporting a “quantum time capsule” between the future, past, and present. Spaces throughout Hatfield House are transformed into a gallery of artifacts and found objects from the secret society.
Ancestors returning again / this time only to themselves will be open to the public from August 14 to September 19, 2021. Visitors can experience the installation at the Hatfield House on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 1-5pm. No reservations required. Masks are required indoors and social distancing protocols will be in place.
Ancestors returning again / this time only to themselves is organized by Past Present Projects of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia and generously funded by the Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support provided by ArtPlace America.
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