Black Womxn Temporal [Web] Portal contains an open access, interactive, nonlinear timescape/tapestry/temporal map/toolkit of Black womanist temporal rituals and tech created by Black womxn and nonbinary people, including photos, text-based games, soundscapes, essays, and short films preparing us for Black quantum womanist future(s). Phillips' work thereby addresses the unique intersectional and temporal experiences of these communities and the ways in which they are being actively erased from the objective, linear future. The portal replaces suppressive tech regimes with future-oriented and sustainable perspectives on technology that are intended to specifically benefit low-income, vulnerable, and marginalized Black communities. It has been displayed in a number of different formats ranging from tablet and touchscreen presentation to space-encompassing installations in local and international installations.
Black Quantum Futurism is an interdisciplinary creative practice between Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips that weaves quantum physics, afrofuturism, and Afrodiasporic concepts of time, ritual, text, and sound. BQF has created a number of community-based projects, performances, experimental music projects, installations, workshops, books, short films, and zines, including the award-winning Community Futures Lab and Community Futurisms project. BQF Collective is an Added Velocity grantee (2019), a Velocity Fund Grantee (2018), a Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellow and Pew Fellow (2017), and an A Blade of Grass Fellow (2016). BQF has presented, exhibited, and/or performed at Red Bull Arts, Serpentine Gallery, Manifesta 13, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Dhaka Art Summit 2020, Institute of Contemporary Art London, Vox Populi Gallery, AdaX Gallery, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and more. Phillips is a Philadelphia-based housing attorney, interdisciplinary artist, parent, and writer whose speculative fiction writing and essays on time, housing, and law have appeared in Keywords for Radicals, Villanova Law Review, The Funambulist Magazine, Recess Arts, and the book Black Futures. She is the self-published author and editor of several anthologies of experimental essays. Phillips is a 2020–22 Vera List Center for Art and Politics fellow with art and research project Time Zone Protocols, and 2018 Solitude by ZKM Web Resident.
Philadelphia/USA – Web Resident »Refiguring the Feminist Future,« 2018