Afrofuturism Film Series: Good Stock On The Dimension Floor

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DIA's Friends of Detroit Film Theatre says
Good Stock on the Dimension Floor
by HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?,

Good Stock on the Dimension Floor is a 34-part film-poem that reinterprets the traditional opera to pose a central question: “What happens to the black body when it is haunted by ‘a blackness,’ outside of it?” The spoken, chanted, sung, and screamed libretto (written by poet Dawn Lundy Martin) explores the consequences of centuries of global racial strife that are thrust upon on those born of African descent. The narrative of the opera is nonlinear, ultimately extending into an imagined future in which identities are evolving with multiplicity with resistance to simple labels.

The film was shot in multiple, highly-crafted film locations in and around New York City, Alaska, Washington D.C., California, Florida, Berlin and Paris. Many of the film sets are comprised of sculptural installations and reflective surfaces, often with footage of previous sets projected frontally. This layering of sculptural form and imagery disrupts the possibility of a linear narrative and pushes the film toward abstraction. 2014, USA 54 min.

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By: DIA's Friends of Detroit Film Theatre

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