Brantley to open experiential design installation reimagining Black Culture
Hebru Brantley, MWM Universe and Angry Hero, are partnering to create Nevermore Park, a neo-futuristic take on Chicago—where black culture and heroes are at the forefront. Visitors to Nevermore Park will be transported into the fictional hometown of Brantley’s iconic characters: Flyboy and Lil Mama. The interactive art installation spans nearly 6,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in the fall of this year.
“Nevermore Park is meant to be a fun, accessible, and invigorating experience for audiences of all ages to participate in a narrative-driven fine art installation,” Brantley, founder of Angry Hero, says. “This project is about reclaiming history—both in the United States and the city of Chicago—through a lens that speaks to empowerment and giving agency to a historically disenfranchised community.”
Nevermore Park will be a ticketed experience and have a limited run. Powered by Brantley’s imagination, this installation is the beginning phase of a larger Flyboy Universe franchise being built by MWMU.
“For the first time people will be able to walk into Nevermore Park,” Diana Williams, Executive Vice President of Creative at MWMU says. “We are excited to open the doors and invite people to become a part of what MWMU and Angry Hero have been working on. There is so much more to share in the world of Flyboy and Lil Mama.”
Construction has begun on the site. Beginning on Tuesday, July 30, people can sign-up to receive pre-sale ticket information atwww.nevermorepark.com. More updates will be provided via the @flyboyuniverse Instagram account.