Kwame Brandt-Pierce

Shabazz Spacely's Cabinet of Intergalactic Curiosities
Pronouns: he / him
Artistic Discipline: Multidisciplinary
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Crown Heights

Shabazz Spacely’s Cabinet of Intergalactic Curiosities is an immersive Afro-Futurist theatrical piece blending shadow puppetry, video, and live music. Taking place at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the piece plunges the audience into the world of TRiPTIC, an Afro Futurist multi-verse incorporating ancient Egyptian and Yoruba Mythology (IFA). During each performance, children travel via “spaceship” to the distant planet of Teluron Prime. Once there, children search for 2 creatures native to the planet. Due to their shy and elusive nature, these creatures can only be drawn out of hiding through the audience's performance of specific sounds, body movements, and gestures.