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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Aronson Gallery 66 Fifth Avenue, New York 10011

Test Bed: a modern Abaton takes a cosmographical turn with SYZYGY, a collaborative performance by scent artist and choreographer Beau Rhee and composer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste. “SYZYGY,” an ancient Greek astronomical term referring to the phenomenon of planetary alignments, explores the frequencies and mysteries of sleep expressed through gesture, sound, texture, and material.


Natalie Fizer & Emily Stevenson co-founders of Pillow Culture


Beau Rhee is an artist, designer & educator. Her studio Atelier de Geste is based on gesture and body-space concepts extending into various media: performance, drawing, objects, scent, textiles. Collaborative work grounds the studio in social practice, and haptic material experiences connect the body to the senses, ecosystem and space. She has exhibited and performed internationally; most recently at Kaaitheatre Brussels, MoMA/PS1, Sight Unseen Offsite, Slought Foundation, and Bard Graduate Center Gallery. She is a part-time faculty member at The New School / Parsons School of Design.

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste is a Bessie-nominated composer, designer and performer, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. A current Issue Project Room Artist-In-Residence, his work, through the lens of precarious labor, complicates notions of industry, identity, and environment and the implications of the intersections of such phenomena. He is a founding member of performance collective, Wildcat!, and frequently collaborates with performers and fine artists, often under the alias CROWNS. He has presented at the Brooklyn Museum, Newark Museum, Under The Radar at The Public Theater, The Studio Museum In Harlem, National Sawdust, The Jam Handy (Detroit), Tanz Im August at Hau3 (Berlin), American Realness at Abrons, Knockdown Center, Gibney Dance, FringeArts (Philadelphia), Judson Church, Stoa Cultural Center (Helsinki), MIT, Arts East New York, JACK, Painted Bride Art Center (Philadelphia), University Settlement, Harlem Stage, as well as on Dazed Digital, Complex, and Boiler Room.

Hosted by MFA Interior Design, Parsons, The New School.

image credits: Beau Rhee

sponsor: Leesa          sponsor in-kind: Glant Textiles

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