Shifting Futures: Digital Trans of Color Praxis

This Interface Called Our Backs

Offering a possible reimagining of the idea of This Bridge Called My Back, the backs of these androids are interfaces for their body’s potential forms of movement, and the interfaces are not visible or invisible, they are translucent, able to be made visible in an instant. Throughout the video, translucent interfaces hover around the performers. While these interfaces have been made popular through films such as Minority Report, Monae’s use of them indicates a futurity that sees black people as the operators of powerful computing devices.

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