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Art Talk: Duane Deterville on Kahlil Joseph Image

Kahlil Joseph, still from Until the Quiet Comes, 2012

Duane Deterville on Kahlil Joseph


Duane Deterville examines the iconography, structure, and layered meanings in Kahlil Joseph: Double Conscience. Based in the Bay Area, the artist, writer, and scholar specializes in African and Afro-diasporic visual culture. Deterville previously wrote on Joseph’s film Until the Quiet Comes (2012), using African cosmology as an explanatory legend for the film’s magnetic imagery. “The Afriscape Ghost Dance on Film” appeared as a two-part essay in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s publication Open Space, where Deterville is an alumni columnist.​