Commissioned by the Smithsonian Museum of African Art in conjunction with the exhibition, Yinka Shonibare MBE, this 30-minute dance-theater work features three time-traveling Afrofuturist women who mask themselves as migrating freedwomen. What appears to be a bustle under Victorian garb is later revealed as booty-powered rocket booster.

Holly Bass, African Futures: DC, documentation of live performance, 2010. The “bootyball” costume functions as both bustle and rocket booster for time-traveling Afrofuturist beings.

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