The newly created Rainbow Serpent is a nonprofit, registered 501(c)(3) arts organization founded by Marques Redd and Mikael Owunna that works at the intersection of technology, multimedia art, African cosmologies, and healing to empower Black LGBTQ culture.
They have an exciting lineup of upcoming workshops, events, programs, and retreats designed to uplift and educate. Join them in this exciting adventure, be part of a community that shapes the future of art + tech and follow them on Instagram. You can also check out their website and make a tax-deductible donation there so they can share the magic of Rainbow Serpent with the world!
The Rainbow Serpent team includes diverse artists, scientists, traditional African cosmologists, scholars, and innovators working across multiple disciplines, including dance, photography, film, music, installation, sculpture, and more. They fuse contemporary art and technology and work together to promote a healing, empowering vision of Black LGBTQ culture grounded in African cosmologies.
You can join Rainbow Serpent at The Esalen Institute (Big Sur, CA) for their upcoming retreat, Harnessing the Power of Creation through African Ritual. May 19-21, 2023. Open to people of all backgrounds and experience levels.
Check out their announcement video here.