Eyebeam in Partnership with Abrons Arts Center: It Ain’t No Thang (How To Look At A Nothing)
In lieu of the premiere of Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste’s Get Low (Black Square), Abrons Arts Center and Eyebeam present It Ain’t No Thang (How To Look At A Nothing), a text-based score to be engaged nightly that invites you to remotely reconsider how and to whom attention is paid.
From Thursday, May 28 through Saturday, May 30 at 8 PM, Toussaint-Baptiste will share a score that asks us to briefly disengage from the constant digital spectacle present in our daily lives, and to give sustained attention to the otherwise unnoticed subjects, objects, and elements in our surroundings.
While we ask you engage the score with us at dusk, you can view it beforehand at the “View” link above.
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.
Through exploratory process and emotionally compelling output, Eyebeam believes that artists can help us visualize and realize a more just future. Eyebeam provides both space and support for a community of diverse, justice-driven artists. Eyebeam enables people to think creatively and critically about technology’s effect on society, with the mission of revealing new paths toward a more just future for all.