Kahlil Joseph and the Audiovisual Atlantic:
Music, Modernity, Transmedia Art
My debut book is now available to pre-order with Bloomsbury Academic. It draws from my doctoral research (front cover pictured left), examining the films, music videos, advertisements and installations of filmmaker Kahlil Joseph in relation to an interdisciplinary, transnational framework that I term: the Audiovisual Atlantic. I recently gave a preview of this work at UCL.
Kahlil Joseph is a multi award-winning filmmaker who works across different media forms. He has collaborated with musicians Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, FKA Twigs, Flying Lotus, Sampha, Shabazz Palaces and Shafiq Husayn as well as fashion labels KENZO and Vans. Building on the groundbreaking audiocentric ideas set out by Paul Gilroy in The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993), I argue that the director creates intercultural and multidisciplinary forms of expression, thereby resisting neat and simplistic categorisations and, in turn, subverting the underlying Eurocentricity on which Western notions of modernity are grounded.
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