Jayson Scott Musson

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Maintaining Clarity: Recent Works in Distribution
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 264 Canal Street #3W
New York, NY 10013

February 28th, 2023
7:00 pm ET

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Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to present an eclectic selection of videos ranging from frenetic experiments to raw cell phone footage, musical numbers to satirical riffs on sleek consumer electronics, culled from works recently added to our distribution catalogue. The evening takes its title from Ulysses Jenkins’s Sobriety (2022), a new video and song by his conceptual art band Othervisions about keeping one’s head above water amid tumult.

In this collection of short works, artists contend with technology’s travails and possibilities, exploring how digital devices interact with the corporeal world. Cecelia Condit’s AI and I considers the artist’s relationship to Amazon’s Alexa. Jayson Musson’s Blockedt! pitches a functionless “anti-social social networking” app, co-developed with Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti for Rhizome’s Seven on Seven. Shelly Silver’s Score for Joanna Kotze, described by the artist as a “dance film that primarily leaves us in the dark,” flickers through photographs of flowers, buildings, and debris, and C. Spencer Yeh’s Three Waves collages close-up video and recordings from the artist’s mouth. LoVid’s Three Moons compiles footage of weeds, wild flora, and friends in and around Long Island taken with a custom-built temporospatial camera, and Wu Tsang’s iPhone-shot Girl Talk captures poet and scholar Fred Moten letting loose to Josiah Wise’s cover of the eponymous 1965 jazz standard.

Following the program, there will be an informal chat with Cecelia Condit, LoVid, Shelly Silver, and C. Spencer Yeh. An online, closed-captioned version of this program will be accessible for a limited time in March.

Please note that works in this program contain flashing lights and intense visual patterns.

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)’s venue is located at 264 Canal Street, 3W, near several Canal Street subway stations. Our floor is accessible by elevator (63" × 60" car, 31" door) and stairway. Due to the age and other characteristics of the building, our bathrooms are not ADA-accessible, though several such bathrooms are located nearby. If you have questions about access, please contact cstrange@eai.org in advance of the event.
Public Access/Open Networks
Gallery at BRIC House 647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Opening Reception: March 22, 2017 | 7-9pm
March 23, 2017 - May 7, 2017

EAI is pleased to partner with BRIC on the exhibition Public Access/Open Networks, on view from March 23, 2017 through May 7, 2017. Curated by: Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator at BRIC, in collaboration with freelance curators Reya Sehgal and Lakshmi Padmanabhan

Public Access/Open Networks showcases both historic and contemporary art works inspired by and produced for Public Access television. The exhibition features over twenty artists and collectives that have worked in the Public Access arena, as well as contemporary artists experimenting with the democratic potential of new media platforms on the Internet. As part of the exhibition, BRIC’s own Public Access television channels will also air continuously in the gallery space, and a stage in the center of the gallery will act as a set for the production of new programming by BRIC’s community producers.

In conjunction with the exhibition, EAI and BRIC will co-present the symposium Utopian Potentials and Media(ted) Realities on April 22, 2017 from 12-4pm.
Screening + Conversation
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 6:30 pm

EAI presented an evening with Jayson Scott Musson, the artist behind the viral video performance phenomenon Hennessy Youngman. Speaking about his work for the first time in New York, Musson discussed ART THOUGHTZ, the episodic Internet series that he hosts as Hennessy Youngman. Musson also premiered two new ART THOUGHTZ videos at EAI—The Studio Visit (2012) and Grad School (2012)—in addition to screening earlier works from the series, including Bruce Nauman (2010), How To Be A Successful Artist (2010), On Beauty (2011), and Relational Aesthetics (2011), among others. Following the screening, Musson joined in a conversation with Josh Kline of EAI and spoke about the origins of Hennessy Youngman—how he developed the character's comedic persona as a critical voice, how making rap music influenced his work as an artist, and about his use of the Internet as a platform for direct video performance.