From one of Bodurins mixed-media animations
  • From one of Bodurin’s mixed-media animations

On Sunday at 6:30 PM Black Cinema House, the south-side organization devoted to presenting “screenings and discussions of underseen works by film and video makers of the African and other diasporas,” will present a program entitled Fables of the Future, a collection of animated works by local artist Adebukola Bodunrin. The four shorts explore themes of “language, culture, and media,” manipulating found images through digital and manual techniques. One of these, even when life is sad, people still have a good time, deconstructs images from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s classic Tales of Hoffmann, though other shorts combine original material and found footage. The highlight of the evening is a mixed-media performance titled Doing Good but Behaving Badly, which will feature School of the Art Institute professor Tatsu Aoki providing musical accompaniment on upright bass.