GenSpace
photo by Safety Third Productions

ABOUT THE GRANT

ABOUT THE PROJECT

GENERATION SPACE is an immersive experimental opera that explores healing in a future dystopia characterized by an extremely technologized, colonized universe. A critical examination of colonialism, GENERATION SPACE speculates on modes of cultural survival and preservation for the marginalized body in the Post-singularity.

Similar to works of Afrofuturism and other anti-colonial sci-fi, GENERATION SPACE  aims to unpack and subvert the imperialist implications of space travel by rejecting the tropes of conquest and discovery and centering people of color as protagonists. Instead of searching for a new world and furthering imperialism, the characters remain in suspension as they travel through fractured worlds. In this suspended space, they find regeneration in acts of re-indigenization and healing with the aid of virtual and augmented reality.


ARTISTIC TEAM

Tonia B // Twitter
Gavin Gamboa // Twitter
Anna Luisa Petrisko // Twitter
Micaela Tobin // Twitter
Yao Zhang