Daily Stream: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Lane Czaplinski, Director, Performing Arts

Apr 20, 2020

Movement artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko during a performances for Pages students at the Wexner Center for the Arts

Here are two ways to explore the work of Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, the artist and activist who presented Séancers at the Wex in 2018 and who's currently working on a new project co-commissioned by the center.

First, you can catch up with American Chameleon, the podcast series Kosoko has produced to provide insight into the creative process. Guests for his first mini season including Miguel Gutierrez, Tracy K. Smith, and Season Butler.

Listen to American Chameleon on Spotify.

Second, you can experience the early stages of the Wex co-comissioned project. For Earth Day, Kosoko will deploy his new work Chameleon: A Biomythography as an interactive online salon. Originally conceptualized as a deconstructed performance centered on how Black queer people survive and heal in the contemporary moment, the work has further shifted into the digital realm as an opportunity for global reflection and exchange.

The approximately four-hour program begins at 11 AM EST on Wednesday, April 22.

See a complete schedule & learn how you can participate in Chameleon (The Living Installments).


Photo: Kosoko during his 2018 performance for Pages students; image: Kathryn D Studios

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