Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Black Body Amnesia

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
February 7–18, 2022

Black Body Amnesia is a performance project by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko that examines the shapeshifting, illegible, and fugitive realities of Black diasporan people within the American context.

Kosoko and his team will be in-residence in EMPAC’s Theater to develop and rehearse Black Body Amnesia in advance of the premiere performance. This will be Kosoko’s fourth EMPAC residency and will support lighting design and set design. The collaborators will also use the residency for a film shoot to create moving-image content for Kosoko’s live performance.

Black Body Amnesia will premiere for Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff in the Theater on Friday, February 18 at 3PM.

Main Image: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Photo: Nile Harris.

Presented By

EMPAC Spring 2022