“afronaut(a): a collage of time, travel. the space from the rites to the popular. travels through culture and the moving image. it’s how I navigate through inspiration, identity and creation…”
一 Alisha B. Wormsley
Afronaut(a) is a collection of 9 films, divided into three themed programs from director and artist Alisha B. Wormsley. These three programs 一 Earth / Ancestors, Space, and Sound / Spirit 一 use the surrealist nature of film to ground us to the realities of our lives. Screening as part of Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, this cinematic journey transverses the spirit realms of West African fables, galaxies within the cosmos, generations of families, and the borders of man and machine.
SOUND / SPIRIT is the third and final program of the Afronaut(a) series, featuring the films Black to Techno, Swimming in Your Skin Again, and Journey to Pythia.
Swimming in Your Skin Again: Inventive American filmmaker Terence Nance’s experimental short is based on the work of musician and producer Norvis Jr, a fellow audio-visual auteur. Set in the hot and humid swamps, churches and coastal oases of South Florida, this magical, surreal tale engulfs pop culture and spiritual ritualism, channeling the nurturing convictions of love and relationships.
Journey to Pythia is the final film of the SOUND / SPIRIT program and of the Afronaut(a) series, co-directed by Li Harris and Afronaut(a)'s curator Alisha B. Wormsley.