The Year 3000, 2019 - 2020.
I invited five Hip Hop to come to my studio and listen to old futurist Disco songs from the late 1970s while they meditated on the future. Before beginning the songs, I asked them to, while they listen, imagine a future that "they'd actually like to exist in". They then took a deep breath and listened to the whole song on a pair of noise cancelling headphones. These videos document this meditation.
By asking the dancers to listen to Disco, but explicitly not dance, I was attempting to enact M. NourbeSe Philip's definition of poetry: "language under pressure". Their body language under pressure, the dancer's faces become almost legible geographies in themselves, inferring but not defining the worlds they imagine.