Join us on Thursday July 13 from 6 to 8 pm to celebrate the opening of the pop up exhibition, Naviguer à vue by Beau Rhee / Atelier de Geste. Inspired by Rhee’s movement research and choreographic annotation, the evening will feature choreography by Rhee and a sound score by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste.

Looking to celestial astronomic movement as the basis of our understanding of time, the performance is based on a sequence of 12 movements and 12 sounds that are repeated in variations. Traces of the body in motion accumulate as a live drawing. Main sources of inspiration for the piece include: the analemma (the annual shape the sun makes in the sky), turtles, and rising tides.

Naviguer à vue, on view in Bard Graduate Center Gallery from July 13 to 30, is a mixed-media installation that explores navigation, migration, and passage in spiritual, physical, and emotional realms. In the Gallery opposite our current Focus Project exhibition Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu, light vessels and wall hangings dramatically define the environment with color, light, reflection, and shadow encouraging ritualized pathways of movement. The drawings and recurring shades of blue evoke both cosmic and corporeal themes.

Atelier de Geste is a studio directed by Beau Rhee. Rhee works at the intersection of design, art, and performance. Based on gesture and mise en scène, the studio produces a broad range of multi-media work, such as metal objects, textile pieces, drawings, scents. The work explores body-space both abstractly and socially. Rhee works frequently in collaboration with other artists, hence the collective studio name. In 2017, the studio has shown work at Kaaitheatre Brussels, MoMA/PS1, Slought Foundation.

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.