On Thursday, artist and musician Terence Nance gave us a first look at his new six-episode series ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ set to air on HBO on Friday, August 3rd at midnight. The screening took place at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, where guests gathered to watch an episode of the late-night show directed and produced by Nance himself.
Random Acts of Flyness incorporates satire and parody in order to convey random ideas centered on the African-American diaspora combined with every social issue that you can think of in today’s political climate, from racial inequality and police violence to sexual expression and even death. The show, which Nance initially began writing in 2006, continuously pushes boundaries and presents an unorthodox perspective of the essence of intersectionality in America from an original perspective.
When asked about how he and the other writers of the show are able to convey these social issues in such an abstract way throughout the show, Nance explains that “our goal is for the sequence of events to have interrelated themes and moments that are dependent on what our experience in life is, which is going from not knowing to knowing”.
You can watch the trailer for Random Acts of Flyness below.