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Screen/Society--Aural Futures--Janelle Monae's "Dirty Computer" + shorts program

Still from Dirty Computer
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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[Warning: Limited Seating Available, for 100 people - "First Come, First Served!". Doors open at 6:30pm.]
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Aural Futures

Film screening:

Janelle Monáe's "Dirty Computer" + Shorts Program
(Andrew Donoho & Chuck Lightning, 2018, 48 min, USA, English, Color, Digital)

Janelle Monáe, in conjunction with her album Dirty Computer, has produced an accompanying "emotion picture" (according to her, "a narrative film and accompanying musical album.")The emotion picture ties Monáe's recent music videos into one cohesive, Afro-futuristic whole.

Shown with:

Marcello in Limbo (Seu Jorge and Almaz)
(Kahlil Joseph, 2011, 4 min, B+W, Digital)

The Model: Oshun and the Dream (Seu Jorge and Almaz)
(Kahlil Joseph, 2011, 8 min, B+W, Digital)

The Dig, "You and I and You"
(Terrance Nance, 2015, 8 min, Color, Digital)

This event is a part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, a nine-week art exhibit and accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on a digital humanities project called Digital Aponte. More information online at


Contact: Hank Okazaki