New York City | seancer guest : Dana Michel Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Séancers

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, "Seancers" © Leni Olafson
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, "Seancers" © Leni Olafson

This event is part of Black.Art.Empowerment: I see, I speak, I am movement event series

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko sets the fugitive experience afforded Black people on fire with majesty, opulence, and agency. Engaging the spiritual, emotional, and theoretical he remixes American history with afro-futurist/afro-pessimist ideologies. In Séancers, Kosoko activates lyrical poetry and movement forms, working with sound artist Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, and a guest Séancer. They examine the chameleon-like strategies for subverting the ways in which racialized bodies are structurally organized.

Kosoko is a Nigeria-American poet, curator, and performance artist originally from Detroit, MI. He is a 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellow and a 2018 NEFA NDP Award recipient.

Guest Séancer : Dana Michel