Link Round-up: Beyoncé's "Formation" Of Cultural Perseverance and Historical Trauma
Beyoncé's "Formation" Of Cultural Perseverance and Historical Trauma
One week after Beyoncé ‘s newest single and music video “Formation” was dropped, voices from across the aethernets are still buzzing. The video collapses historical linear time, unapologetic and demanding in its visual college of the complicated history of southern US black culture. It is not steampunk, but engages in the historical narrative in the tradition of other African diasporic art movements I admire, such as afrofuturism and steamfunk, and deserves to be highlighted.