White State | Black Mind: A collaboration between Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and Marica De Michele
October 5, 2018
7:00pm; Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA
This film traces the creation of Kosoko’s 2015 work #negrophobia as it makes its debut in The Netherlands. It is a cinematic glimpse that attempts to make plain often-invisible systems of power, and explore how performance as an activist practice can help foreground and work through structural and systemic forms of violence and oppression, in particular as these relate to Black identities.
What might queer, oblique and alternative readings of society reveal about the intricacies and multiplicities of Blackness? Through a series of candid and personal interviews with performers IMMA and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, WHITE STATE | BLACK MIND: the making of #negrophobia considers these topics and more.