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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko


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60 minutes. Language: English


In «Black Body Amnesia», Jaamil Olawale Kosoko enlivens a personal archive. Jaamil brings to the stage visual and verbal fragments, melding vocalisation, music, spoken word, movement, moving-image, sculpture and fabric.

With an alternating cast of DJs, singers and a sound designer, Jaamil explores how marginalized communities record and affirm their existence through collaborative actions and protests. Here, the overarching question is how these narratives of personal freedom can be archived to subvert culturally charged fields of systemic oppression, loss and erasure.

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko



  • Created, Written, and Performed by jaamil olawale kosoko
  • Costume, Decor, and Installation Design: jaamil olawale kosoko
  • Virtual Doula Performed by Nile Harris
  • Production Manager: Shana Crawford
  • Lighting Designer: Serena Wong
  • Lighting Supervisor: LD Armon
  • Post Performance Discussion with Naomi Bögli and Mona-Lisa Kole
  • Live Musical Accompaniment: Ima Iduozee with additional musical compositions by Maij Aladesuyi & Everett-Asis Saunders
  • Video Cinematography: Ima Iduozee and Jasmine Murrell
  • Video Editors: Alexis McCrimmon and George MacLeod with post production support provided by the Film/Video Studio at the Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Dramaturg and Book Editor: Dahlia (Dixon) Li
  • Producing Manager: Michelle Daly

The creation of Black Body Amnesia (the performance reading) is supported by EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; the Wexner Center for the Arts; Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program; Dance/NYC Advancement Fund; and Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF), the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and Hinterlands Residency in Detroit, MI.

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