“Sparkles…Recollections Of The Wraith” is Part 12 of the Ode To Octavia installation, which was first released at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Ode To Octavia was created by The Black Constellation, a group which consists of Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction and artist/director Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. It was dedicated to science fiction writer Octavia Butler.
The film is a beautiful composition of captivating cinematography, incredible use of sound, and mesmerizing colour. The Black Constellation describes this piece as one that “combines the astral and the earthly; the gorgeous with the abjectly honest; the ancient with the as of yet unimagined… All the while remaining in constant communion with the Sacred.”
Have a look at the 5 min film below and see why we’re amazed: