Kordae Jatafa Henry 

Kordae Jatafa Henry is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and visual artist originally from Maryland. Kordae wrote, directed, and VFX’d his first short in 2019 entitled Earth Mother, Sky Father. That film has led him to take the stage at the 2019 Design Indaba Conference, being a nominee for the shots 2020 ‘New Director of the Year’, Residency with Sundance New Frontier Program, New Museums incubator (New Inc) and exhibiting work with Nowness, Kaleidoscope and in art houses in Mexico, South Africa, Europe, and the US.

Where flesh meets animation, and performance meets the virtual, Kordaes’s work instills a techno-ontological study of Blackness in the 21st century. This radical re-imagining of cinema grounds his work and allows him to collapse narratives of the past into the near future. 

Since 2019 Kordae has directed projects in collaboration with Shabazz Palaces, Virgil Abloh, Serpentwithfeet w/ Sampha and Lil Silva, Theo Croker w/ Chronixx, Jamire Williams, and Matthew Jamal. 

Kordae’s interdisciplinary practice foundation stems from architecture, film, and worldbuilding as he lectures at NYU and SCI-Arc. Currently Kordae’s is developing a new body of work entitled IF NOT NOW. He describes this mediativiate Jazz interstellar performance as a charter narrative about how a new civilization began.

Makara Serpentwithfeet ft. Sampha “Fellowship”
Earth Mother. Sky Father  Serpentwithfeet ft. Virgil Abloh “Delicate Limbs”
Understand Yourself 

God’s Work