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FUTURE ANCESTXR: Study of Frequencies is an experimental film influenced by afrofuturism ideas, Indigenous epistemology and text such as Rethinking the Apocalypse: An Indigenous Anti-Futurist Manifesto; investigating the formation of a contemporary and future afro-indigenous Caribbean identity that is as resilient as Mother Earth, restating joy and beauty amidst the dilapidated urban landscapes of our present. Are we the walking ancestors of the future? how can we create new memories that preserve our ways of knowing? how can engage with the future generations to come with our bodies and spirits now?

The film portraits ancestral time traveler Comic Cyborg R28 arriving from the future to complete an archival mission in a post-apocalyptic Planet Earth. 


Made at Gardenship Art IN7 Experimental Video Art Residency in Lenapehoking, where the Hackensack and Passaic rivers meet, today known as Kearny, New Jersey.


Directed, performed and edited by Natalie Romero-Marx

Videography: Brian Curry

Music: Miguel Romero-Trejos, Andrew LaMonica, Natalie Romero-Marx

Sound Composition: Natalie Romero-Marx

Additional Images:, Google Earth.

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