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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko


Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (he/him) | Summer Love-In Online 
radical reimaginings (and other self love practices)

There is a 10 person capacity for this session. There will be wait list— if this class is full send us an email at info@tolovein.com to join the wait list. While this workshop welcomes ALL people, this space encourages individuals who identify as QTPOC, Black, and/or Indigenous to participate. This workshop is inclusive and open to artist-citizens who are interested in grappling with themes of interdisciplinary, collaboration, and identity within their creative life practice.

*Jaamil has asked for this session will be recorded for archival purposes only

You are invited to add to the Syllabus for Black Love. This could be a book, film, song suggestion or offering. Add to the Google Form. The culmination will be a zine made available during the Summer Love-In Festival.

Times & Dates:
Tuesday July 13, 10:30am - 1pm EDT
Thursday July 15, 10:30am - 1pm EDT

Registration: Click the dates above to register for each session with Jaamil, or return to our SLI event page for more information.

Pricing: Pay-What-You-Can
No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. 

Location: On Zoom
You will receive an email with the Zoom link and details in the Simplyk thank-you email. If you have any questions or difficulties registering, please reach us at info@tolovein.com!

Accessibility: ASL Interpretation & Live Transcript offered by Zoom
Our Community Access Program (CAP) invites participants to access our programs with any support they need. We are committed to making events and workshops available to everyone. If you experience barriers to accessing any of our events, please contact us as soon as possible by sending an email to: info@tolovein.com. Please note that any arrangements are subject to availability.

ABOUT THE SESSIONS

These study sessions will center themes of slowness, ensemble building, the construction of radical kinship, care, and love as modes of embodied performance exploration and self-examination. Participants will consider skills related to personal narrative as a site of creative investigation, renewal, and healing. Open to all folx interested in exploring their previously uncharted performative, thinking, and emotional potential.

The following topics may or may not be discussed:

play with the subconscious
vulnerability
pleasure of forgetting
aching for touch
abandoning self
enmeshment, entanglement
screeeeeeen time
functional fugitivity
surrendering
loss  
unlearning
purposeful vagueness
the ancestors
the fear of accepting the changes we're manifesting
embodied decision making, sludgy dream work
liminal spaces
continuously falling apart
attuning intuitive, psychic, spiritual, and heart spaces
spell work
alchemical work
fear as information
creating from a place of love 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a Nigerian American performance artist, poet, and curator originally from Detroit, MI. He is a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography, 2019 NPN Development Fund Award, a 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellow, 2019 Red Bull Writing Fellow, 2018 NEFA NDP Production Grant recipient, and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. His creative practice draws from Black study, queer theories of the body, weaving together visual performance, lecture, ritual, and spiritual practice. His most recent works, Séancers (2017) and the Bessie nominated #negrophobia (2015), have toured internationally appearing in major festivals including: Tanz im August (Berlin), Moving in November (Finland), Within Practice (Sweden),TakeMeSomewhere (UK), Brighton Festival (UK), Oslo Teaterfestival (Norway), and Zürich MOVES! (Switzerland) among others. He is the author of two chapbooks and his poems and essays have been included in The American Poetry Review, The Dunes Review, The Broad Street Review, among others. Visit jaamil.com for more information. IG@jaamil_means_beauty 

Image Description: Jaamil is wearing yellow coloured sunglasses and is wearing a brown rode which covers their body.