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Afrofuturist down. RIP Charles Huntley Nelson

August 4, 2009

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more about "Mutropolis on Vimeo", posted with vodpod

While a lot of the future soul crowd has been (rightfully) mourning the death of Slum Village MC Baatin, another afrofuturistic luminary passed over the weekend.Charles Huntley Nelson was a visual artist, experimental film director and proffessor at Morehouse in ATL.  His video mashups and visual art combined a fascination with tech with his interests in human identity.  Mutropolis mashes the film Metropolis together with Amistad as Nelson’s way of visually representing the larger Afrofuturist ideology and as a way to reclaim the idea of the future being a place of unlimited possibilities.  Similar to DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation.

You can find out more on his website here.

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