The Black Star: Time Capsule

THE BLACK STAR – An opportunity in time 

“Artists have a unique capacity to evoke fresh perspectives and interpret unfamiliar terrain” 

Being part of RCA BLK, you’ll notice there is an energetic force that accompanies you along your Masters journey in the name of ‘community.’ Together, we represent a talent pool of multitudes; celestial beams of ancestry and opportunity that transcends even the largest orbits unseen by man. Like the life of a star, the outflow of energy from the community at RCA BLK provides the pressure necessary to keep the star from collapsing under its own weight, and the energy by which it shines. We present, therefore, a timeless opportunity to submit your work into a time capsule–literally– which will then be sent into outer space, serving as an archive of the talent that encircles at the college. 

The Black Star is a representation of Black artists' experience within the RCA's Community. Not only would we like to contribute to the archive of life on earth, but also build evidence of artistic thought that surpasses the forces of gravity. 

This Open Call welcomes artists from the RCA BLK community to submit a piece of their work as a contribution to the Black Star time capsule. This is an ongoing building of an archive, so please sign up for our newsletter to be notified for the next round!

Event image courtesy Joy Julius, RCA MA student 2023-24