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.