We always look forward to getting our minds expanded by new work from Shabazz Palaces (aka Black Constellation). This gorgeous short film from the Seattle-based hip-hop collective does the trick and then some. The piece, which carries the unwieldy title of Ode to Octavia part 12: (Sparkles)... Recollections of the Wraith, was shot on location in Methow Valley, Cascade foothills and in Carnation, Washington. It's the twelfth part of An Ode To Octavia, a thirteen-part series of performances, objects, and videos dedicated to science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler.