1-54 Forum London
4 - 7 October 2018
The Scope and Practice of ‘liquid blackness’: a reading of Kahlil Joseph’s work
When blackness is recognised as something that is produced and conjured what choices become available to cultural makers? Through Kahlil Joseph’s latest video works, Black Mary, mAAd and Fly Paper, Alessandra Raengo (Associate Professor at Georgia State University) discusses the founding and methods of her research group, liquid blackness, and how ‘liquidity’ can be used as a tool to investigate blackness as an aesthetic mode, rather than solely a marker of identity. The talk will focus on the way Joseph pursues fluidity in the expression of blackness in cinematic image by being attuned to the sounds and textures of a variety of black communities and the rich archive of African American cultural expressions.
For further interest, a short review of Kahlil Joseph's 'Fly Paper' by Alessandra Reagno can be read here: http://liquidblackness.com/lb-art-reviews-kahlil-josephs-fly-paper-by-alessandra-raengo/
Image: © Katrina Sorrentino