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Atmospheric Arrivals: (A) Restless Spirit Returns Through Queer Time, Space and Memory

Ayo Tsalithaba

April 9, 2021 - May 25, 2021

Essay by Dede Akolo

This film is at once a living archive/polytemporal memory bank and a love letter to my other selves. I am inspired by the work of Akwaeke Emezi, Keguro Macharia, Sylvia Wynter, José Esteban Muñoz, and others who have pushed me to think about queer else-wheres and Black diasporic desire and (be)longing. This film has helped me articulate what I call “atmospheric arrival”, which refers to the ways in which one can come into being through imagination and by reaching across spacetimes to “fetch” the self.   -Ayo Tsalithaba