feature: the life and legacy of black feminist sci-fi pioneer octavia e. butler to be honored with week-long exhibition, ‘octavia’s attic: artifacts from our possible futures’

January 27, 2016

Next month, legendary sci-fi writer Octavia Butler is getting a pretty epic week-long celebration to commemorate her rich legacy. The exhibition, ‘Octavia’s Attic: ARTifacts From Our Possible Futures’, will run from Feb. 24 – Mar. 2, at San Francisco’s Live Worms Gallery and will feature a display of sculptures, paintings, interactive installations, textiles, videos, and more, created by artists from all levels of experience—including “young wunderkinds” and artists who have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art. These pieces will seek to “explain” the unanswered questions of Butler’s novel, ‘Kindred.’

During the weekend (Feb. 27-28), there will be thought-provoking performances by young black and LGBT artists. Theoretical physicist, Dr. Ronald Mallett, will also be giving a talk on the real possibly of time travel. Hell. Yes.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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