534-538 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
An Afro-Futurist sci-fi punk musical from Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman
About this event
Indigo Arts Alliance and SPACE Present: Neptune Frost
Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing. Co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, the film takes place in the hilltops of Burundi, where a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. Set between states of being – past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience – Neptune Frost is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends.
About the Co-Presenting Organizations
SPACE is a nonprofit organization that supports contemporary arts projects, champions artists, and encourages an open exchange of ideas.Indigo Arts Alliance (IAA) is an arts incubator studio founded in 2018 and launched in 2019, located in Portland, Maine. Our mission is to cultivate the artistic development of people of African descent in connection with other artists from diverse backgrounds of the African Diaspora. Addressing the underrepresentation of Black and Brown artists; Maine based artists and world-wide, Indigo Arts Alliance provides space for dialogue and exchange between artists of African descent and other communities of color. The core imperative of the Indigo Arts Alliance residency programs is to establish a robust and dynamic experience through creative production and intellectual engagement. To date, Indigo Arts Alliance has served 28 artists in residence. To learn more about our work visit our website at www.indigoartsalliance.me and follow us at “@indigoartsalliance” on Instagram.