Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

(chrysalis: activation 3)
Pronouns: they / them
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Bushwick

(chrysalis) is a hybrid live performance installation and virtual theatrical experience incorporating expanded cinema techniques and queer archival strategies to investigate the ghostly ways in which Black identities traverse digital mediums and how digitality haunts the living material world. The work integrates sculpture, moving image, original poetry, and emergent choreographic strategies prompted by the audience. The work examines concepts of metamorphosis, intergenerational knowledge, blood memory, negative space, and the environmental grief that lingers in the aftermath of the living gesture.