On November 20th, 2016 at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY, VW Sunday Sessions hosted a special short film screening to feature the touring program, Black Radical Imagination. Amir George and Erin Christovale of Black Radical Imagination presented four artists, including 2016 Baum Award Winner Suné Woods.
Radical Imagination is a touring program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative, growing out a series of discussions about the boundaries and limitations that people of color have historically faced in the realm of the cinematic. Focusing on new stories within the Diaspora, Woods, along with fellow artists Jamilah Sabur, Vashti Harrison, and Ephraim Asili, contributed their own vision of postmodern society through the state of contemporary black culture. Black Radical Imagination uses cinema to explore the aesthetics of afrofuturism, afrosurrealism, and the magnificent.
Woods’ film, “A Feeling Like Chaos” that addresses the disconnect between the bitter history of black political struggle and the optimistic Obama presidency. She explores this era with a commentary on the high expectations that provided the groundwork for radical thought and increased visibility of violence highlighted by Black Lives Matter movement.