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[The Black Man in the Cosmos]

Canadian Premiere

[The Black Man in the Cosmos]

Kitoko Diva

France, United Kingdom | 2020 | 18 min
French, English |
Subtitles: French, English
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In collaboration with Art Souterrain Festival, FIFA is proud to present multidisciplinary artist Kitoko Divas film [The Black Man in the Cosmos].

[The Black Man in the Cosmos] is a multi-medium series revisiting Space Is the Place, the 85-minute science fiction film, released in 1974, directed by John Coney, written by Sun Ra and Joshua Smith. Kitoko Diva is a French artist exploring interactions of identity and race social structure with surrealism, technoculture, dream-like symbolism and cyberspaces utopies. Kitoko Diva mostly address afrodiasporic experiences among black europeans and afro-american southern communities by building alternatives landscapes and substitutes realities with new experimental forms of documentary practices blurring the line between fiction, facts and poetry.

Sun Ra lands on a new planet in space to seek refuge for the emancipation of the black man. An interstellar journey addressing the question of the identity crisis among European Afro-descendants.
Director Kitoko Diva

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Kitoko Diva

Kitoko Diva

Kitoko Divas hybrid practice between moving images, installations and sound create absorbing performance and immersive video installations interacting with identity, heritage and race through a surrealism lens. Her work challenges contemporary socio-political economic issues by building alternatives landscapes and substitutes realities with new forms of cinematography. She creates series of socially engaged, inclusive cinematic shots with dream-like symbolism traversing space and time to redefine what you think you know about yourself, the world and your history.

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