Derica Shields

The Future Weird
In 2013, I co-founded a screening and discussion series dedicated to speculative, sci-fi and world-unravelling film by Black, African and ‘Global South’ filmmakers. Each episode was organised thematically, and drew on a range of materials — including adverts, music videos, news clips and colonial archives — to frame shorts and features that laid waste to the present, imagined the future and disturbed the clichés of mainstream science fiction. 

Visions of Excess, 2013, Spectacle Theater, NY
Black Atlantis, 2013, Spectacle Theater, NY
Remote Control, 2013, Spectacle Theater, NY
Non-Resident Aliens, 2014, Spectacle Theater, NY
Remote Control (w/ Zina Saro Wiwa), 2014, Museum of Art and Design, NY
In Search of a Black Atlantis, 2014, Afrofuturist Affair, Philadelphia
Les Saignantes dir. Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 2014, Museum of Morbid Anatomy x The New Inquiry, NY
Video Farm, 2014, Trans-Farm/Apexart, Detroit 

Selected Press
The Future Weird: An Interview With Derica Shields by Fanta Sylla, Black Girls Talking

Trailer for ‘Visions of Excess’ at Spectacle Theater by Steve MacFarlane