You will likely know it when you see it: a high-shine mash-up of cyborg themes, loosely tribal motifs, android imagery and gleaming metallics that might be appropriate for a voyage to Pluto’s outer reaches.
Its latest incarnation seems timely, if not downright inevitable.
The style world, too, has now embraced the movement, if only, perhaps, to reinforce its stature as an arbiter of cool.A visual metaphor for empowerment on sites like the Afrofuturist Affair and influential Instagram accounts like Inkrayable_girafe, it permits black men and women to take charge of their image. Womack writes, “a fledgling filmmaker can shoot his sci-fi web series on a 0 DV cam, post it on You Tube, and promote it on Instagram and Twitter.”Lina Iris Viktor, a British-Liberian artist in New York who paints queenly self-portraits with a futuristic edge, picked up the thread.“The internet democratized the playing field,” she said. Instead of everybody else telling you stories, explaining to you what our work is about, are telling you what it’s about.”An Afrofuturist narrative is embedded as well in a recent flurry of museum shows.“Springsteen on Broadway” is a solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen.[…] " /“Springsteen on Broadway” will launch globally on Netflix on December 15, 2018, which is also the final night of Springsteen’s completely sold out 236-show run at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway.