[WORLD PREMIERE] Get Low (Black Square)
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Created and performed by New York-based artist composer and performer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Get Low (Black Square) engages Kazimir Malevich’s 1915 painting Black Square as a starting point to consider notions of visibility and performativity. The work is a continuation of Toussaint-Baptiste’s research of “hyper-audible” object-environments, in which inaudible tones are physically felt within the body using ultra low-frequency subwoofers and darkness.
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste is a New York based artist, composer, and performer. He received a Bessie Award for Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design in 2018 and has presented visual and performance work at spaces including MoMA PS1 (NY); Performance Space New York (NY); The Brooklyn Museum (NY); The Kitchen (NY); The Studio Museum in Harlem (NY); The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA); FringeArts, (PA); Tanz Im August at HAU3 (Berlin); and Stoa Cultural Center (Helsinki). Toussaint-Baptiste was a 2017 artist-in-residence at Issue Project Room and has also contributed writing to Artforum. He is a founding member of the performance collective Wildcat! and frequently collaborates with performers and visual artists including Will Rawls, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and Jonathan Gonzalez. Toussaint-Baptiste holds an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts program.
Get Low (Black Square) is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center through the Jerome Foundation AIRspace Residency Program. This work was developed in part with support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
The 2019-2020 Season at Abrons Arts Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste