Curated by Asia Argento
Founded by New York-based artists Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine and Anohni, Future Feminism calls for the emergence of a feminine collective consciousness to save what remains of our world. Since the project’s inception in 2014, the principles of the Future Feminism Manifesto have been widely recognized and appropriated in popular culture, most notably Tenet #13: “The Future is Female”. The group presents a film program, a Future Feminism discussion, and a special theatrical performance based around the 13 Tenets of Future Feminism, featuring Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, and The Girls of Karen Black.
Pfahler, who has spawned fearlessly political music and performance art pieces that have both shocked and thrilled audiences since the 1980s, describes the live performance as “trying to puzzle together the pieces of a sustainable future. This is why Future Feminism was created, and this is what we'll be singing about for the first event of this festival.” The Girls of Karen Black is the continuation of Pfahler’s notorious group The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, and displays why she is one of the foremost feminist artists active today. As a dance artist and DJ, Johanna Constantine infiltrates both the art world and New York club scene with transformative performances.