ABOUT THE GRANT
- $24,700 to Human Resources LA to support GENERATION SPACE (MAP 2018)
- $5,143 to general operating support for Human Resources LA
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.