The Final Frontier

Camille Turner

Festivals: M:ST 4 Festival October 3 - 17, 2008.

The Final Frontier puts a Canadian spin on Afrofuturism, a movement that mixes digital culture and history to posit alternative futures reflecting the black experience. Using performance as social research, the black body is used as a “site” of colonial encounter and resistance. The Final Frontier was created in response to Camille Turner’s identity as a hyphenated Canadian who is searching for home and her frequent experience of feeling like a “stranger in a strange land.” Beginning with a performance that took place in 2007 in Lethbridge and the surrounding landscape, Turner’s project went on to include a second performance in the urban spaces of Toronto. Presented as an installation with video and sculptural components, The Final Frontier returns to the place that inspired its creation.