Poet and performer Jaamil Olawale Kosoko has dedicated “#negrophobia“ to his murdered brother – his violent death drives its pain. In an attempt to deal with racist motivated violence, Kosoko explores the erotically charged, historically evolved and socially deeply embedded fear of the male black body. As it navigates between a personal story of loss and social activism, the piece simultaneously acts as a lecture, dance piece, drag-performance and installation. Together with performance artist IMMA and composer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Kosoko confronts the audience with a society dominated by racism and exoticism, in which black men live their daily lives constantly aware of being in permanent mortal peril.

In English / Creation, Concept, and Installation: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / Dramaturg: Mersiha Mesihovic /
Performances: IMMA, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / Poetry  & Text: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / Choreography by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and IMMA / Decor & Set: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and Kate Watson-Wallace /
Costume: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and IMMA / Sound Engineering, Technical Support, and Performance: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste / Sound Design: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / Lighting Designer: Serena Wong /
Stage Manager: Leonie Wichmann / Video Design: James Doolittle, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko /
Studio Assistants: Aaron Philip Maier, Eli Tamondong / Das Projekt “im*possible bodies. Performing sharing celebrating. Festival für utopische Praxis” wird gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes und unterstützt durch die Freunde und Förderer des Mousonturms e.V. (f.f.m).