#NEGROPHOBIA (trailer)

  • Marica De Michele
Documentation preview of the dutch premier of #negrophobia at Something Raw Festival 2017 in Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam.

Camera and Editing MARICA DE MICHELE
Creation, Concept and Installation JAAMIL OLOWALE KOSOKO

Poet and performer Jaamil Olawale Kosoko dedicates #NEGROPHOBIA to his dead brother; the piece is driven by the pain caused by his violent death. In an attempt to find an answer to violence motivated by racism, Kosoko examines the erotically charged fear that is culturally and individually directed at the black male body. This gesamtkunstwerk is carried by an emotionalism that constantly threatens to topple, and it is simultaneously a lecture, dance performance, and installation. Together with the performance artist IMMA and composer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Kosoko confronts the audience with the presence of bodies staged in a powerful way, and he analyzes the ambivalence of racism and exoticization in a society where black men are very aware that in their everyday reality their lives are permanently in danger.

Project Tags


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    Design Academy Eindhoven

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      Jaamil Olawale Kosoko