Ben Caldwell and Taj Frazier, in conversation with Lynell George, discuss KAOS Theory: The Afrokosmic Ark of Ben Caldwell

Authors Ben Caldwell and Robeson Taj Frazier event details for September 27 at 6pm

KAOS Theory: The Afrokosmic Ark of Ben Caldwell tells the story of filmmaker, educator and community activist Ben Caldwell and KAOS Network, the media-arts center he founded in Los Angeles's Leimert Park neighborhood. Through vivid illustrations, archival media, and engaging storytelling, KAOS Theory shows how Ben crafted a life centered around the power of fellowship, community, and the use of art and media as a social force. The text takes a journey through history and time, beginning with Ben's ancestors in the American southwest, up through Ben's childhood in New Mexico, his experiences in Vietnam, his work as a filmmaker and pioneer of the L.A. Rebellion Film Movement, and as founder of KAOS Network. But KAOS Theory is more than just the story of one man's life. It is a work of art, remembrance, and tribute. Encompassing music, film, art, and performance, KAOS Theory honors the vibrant and influential communities that continue to shape the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, the African Diaspora, and beyond. (Angel City Press)



Event date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
Kaos Theory: The Afrokosmic Ark of Ben Caldwell By Robeson Taj Frazier, Ben Caldwell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626401174
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Angel City Press - September 26th, 2023
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