Thursday, April 13 at 5 - 7 PM
Visual Arts Facility, Performance Space, UC San Diego

Video Artist Kahlil Joseph (Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Kendrick Lamar) will talk about his career trajectory and life as a video director and conceptual artist. Moderated by Visual Arts Faculty Member Brian Cross.

Emmy-nominated Kahlil Joseph, is an award-winning LA-based filmmaker. His beautifully shot, evocative short film Until The Quiet Comes for Flying Lotus received widespread critical acclaim and won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Films at Sundance Film Festival 2012 and Video of the Year at the UKMVAs 2013. He has worked with some of the most influential artists in the music including Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and FKA Twigs. In 2016 he installed his work Double Conscience at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. This two-part projection evokes philosopher W.E.B. Dubois’s early twentieth century concept of “double consciousness,” a psychological description of Black life in America. The film’s verbally dense and thick booming soundtrack, provided by hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, adds yet another layer to this prismatic account of contemporary life in Los Angeles.

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The Student New Media Speaker Series is brought to you by ArtPower with generous support from our UC San Diego partners Thurgood Marshall College Film Minor, the Visual Arts Department, and the Media Teaching Lab. This series was designed with UC San Diego new media makers in mind to spark conversation and provide networking opportunities.