Nigerian-American artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and collaborators lead audiences through a digital archive of video performance, conversation, and meditation in this hybrid multimedia living artwork that explores the ever-evolving ways in which digitality intersects with the fugitive realities and shapeshifting principles that Black queer people employ to survive and heal. Kosoko and a company of scholars, activists, and artists host a series of events, including a film screening, discussion, and healing session that aims to hold grief while also centering themes of liveness, beauty, humor, care, and joy.
The work operates as a flexible, digital commons. A pop-up community of organizers and practitioners center adaptive interactive learning as a means of creating sustainable, multi-tiered networks of care.Occurring on the audio, visual communications platform Discord and on Youtube, Chameleon: The Living Installments is an experiment in creating a flexible space where Black voices are able to think and speak out loud.
Additionally, a reading group and live talk will be offered to collectively discuss Kosoko’s development process and the thematics of the work as outlined in a syllabus developed by Kosoko.
There will be closed captioning for The Living Installments and the Collaborator Conversation.
This is an event in multiple parts. Visit the FringeArts event page for more information about online locations, dates and times.