Clifford Ward : studio 17

Cliffords work has been linked to a relatively new genre termed "Afrofuturism."  Afrofuturism is an emergent literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realiism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past.  First coined by Mark Dery in 1993, Afrofuturism addresses themes and concerns of the African Diaspora through a technoculture and science fiction lens.  Afrofuturism is especially exemplified in most of his work, but it is particularly evident in his new work, "Plaster Bandage Warrior."