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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Ima Iduozee
Chameleon (A Visual Album)
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 21:16 | USA, Allemagne | 2020
Chameleon is an experimental visual album inspired by the radical queer feminist genre of the “Biomythography” which refers to Audre Lorde’s foundational work entitled Zami: A New Spelling of My Name published in 1982. It combines history, biography, and myth, and holds a literary perspective that serves as a guiding light for complex narrative storytelling rooted in a queer, Black self-defined, feminist imagination.
jaamil olawale kosoko, (they/them) of Yoruba and Natchez descent is an award winning filmmaker, movement artist, poet, and facilitator whose work in embodied poetics and performance has been presented internationally and is rooted in the intergenerational passage of Black feminist knowledge, queer theories of the body, and sacred rituals of intimacy & wellness as a means to craft perpetual modes of freedom, healing, and care where/when/however possible. Their new book, Black Body Amnesia: Poems & Other Speech Acts was released in Feb. 2022. jaamil is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, PEW Fellowship in the Arts, Princeton Arts Fellowship, 2019 Red Bull Writing Fellowship, and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellowship. Their works in poetry, curation, performance and education have taken them all around the world having performed and taught in over 21 countries on 5 continents including Morocco, South Africa, Germany, Finland, Sweden, UK, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and throughout the Americas. Of Nigerian and Finnish descent, Ima Iduozee is a choreographer, director, dancer and filmmaker based in Helsinki, Finland. His debut solo work, This is the Title, premiered in 2012 and went on to garner international acclaim, touring in 15 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. In 2015 the annual honorary prize of the Finnish Critics Association, Critics Spurs´, was given to Iduozee, as an acknowledgement for the best artistic breakthrough of the year. Earlier commissions include works for The Finnish National Theatre, Aalto International, Stockholm City Theatre, Helsinki City Theatre, Finnish National Opera and Helsinki International Film Festival. In 2016 Iduozee graduated from the Arts University of Helsinki (Theatre Academy).