a message to my future unborn grandchild
On Saturday 9th August at 3PM, THE FUTURE WEIRD presents REMOTE CONTROL at the Museum of Arts and Design’s MAD Biennale, in association with Spectacle TheaterREMOTE CONTROL is a program of short films concerning witches & bitches – women who see, take, and sell things they cannot grasp. Whether they wield powers to possess, or are somehow controlled, the technologies these films document are deployed without regard for reciprocity or consent.Presenting shorts by Zina Saro Wiwa, Fyzal Boulifa and Shola Amoo, we’re talking possession, surveillance, “brain to brain interface”, and the human use of human beings.THE FUTURE WEIRD is a screening series dedicated to speculative, experimental and weird film by directors from Africa and the Global South.WHERE: Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus CircleWHEN: Saturday 9th August 2014 @3PMTIX: $10/$5 concessions
Heavily armed police fired teargas and rubber bullets to force hundreds of protesters out of the centre of Ferguson, Missouri, on the fourth night of protests over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Demonstrators, who for hours had sniper rifles trained on them while they protested with their hands up as an emblem of peaceful protest, complained that they were subjected to military-style tactics as they fled through gas-filled residential side-streets.