Arthur Jafa & Kara Keeling

Touching the Imperceptible

A performed filmic conversation on queer and black world making.

What we wrote about it at the time: A performed constellation of voices and filmic fragments that might variously be about slipping into darkness or the (im)possibilities of being black…about cinematic, queer and black world-making and the similarities and differences therein…about film on the shoreline between the visible and invisible, thought and unthought…about Instagram and the acinematic…and maybe also about a vision of a black sky as seen from the hold of a slave ship - a sort of inverse (or negative) movie screen.


Kara Keeling is a leading thinker on what queer and/or black film might be, or become.  She is the author of The Witch's Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense and the forthcoming Queer Times, Black Futures.  Arthur Jafa is the most inventive, talkative improviser of the cinematic we’ve ever met. 


Arthur and Kara also made an introduction to the film Killer of Sheep which can be seen here.


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