Kwame Phillips

Kwame Phillips, researcher.

Kwame Phillips is Senior Lecturer in Media Practices at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, specialising in sensory media production, audio culture and critical media studies. Phillips’ work uses multimodal and experimental methodologies, often grounded in remix and repurposing, to focus on resilience, race, and social justice. He is co-author (with Shana Redmond) of the chapter “‘The People Who Keep on Going’: A Radical Listening Party” in The Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso 2017). He is also co-creator (with Debra Vidali) of the multi-sensorial sound art work, “Kabusha Radio Remix: Your Questions Answered by Pioneering Zambian Talk Show Host David Yumba (1923-1990).” He is part of the Visual Scholarship Initiative

His recent interest is in ‘mixtape scholarship’, a curation and reprocessing of sensory media to convey sonic narratives in a manner not bounded by academic tradition or traditional form. This has led to the visual mixtapes The Imagined Things: On Solange, Repetition and Mantra and Lovers Rock Dub: An Experiment in Visual Reverberation. His recent publications include “Dub, Ecstasy and Collective Memory in Lovers Rock” in ReFocus: The Films of Steve McQueen (Edinburgh University Press) and the upcoming “Creating an Ethnographic Exhibit” in The Creative Ethnographer’s Notebook (Routledge).