It Ain’t No Thang

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: here:


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.

Abrons Arts Center is a home for contemporary interdisciplinary arts in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. A core program of the Henry Street Settlement, Abrons believes that access to the arts is essential to a free and healthy society. Through performance presentations, exhibitions, education programs, and residencies, Abrons mobilizes communities with the transformative power of art.