Bill T. Jones : Action/Phase 1: Reading

 

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Action/Phase 1: Reading

 

Saturday June 13 from 1 pm to 6 pm, our Artistic Director Bill T. Jones will be in the lobby of New York Live Arts for a unique pop-up event that he’s titledย Action/Phase 1: Reading. Bill T. will be reading in-person (at a distance) excerpts from Moby Dick, Invisible Man, The Bible, and more!

Bill remarks:

โ€œThis action, for me, is an exploration and affirmation of the connection between the life of the mind, social evolution and the mysterious precincts of heart that inform creative people at all times, and particularly at a time with so much upheaval and uncertainty. In my isolation, I have gone through my library, which is in some way revisiting a pantheon of heroes, villains, the mausoleum of ideas, and the maternity wards of notions of what the future might be. I am reading as a way of thinking.โ€

Bill reads live from New York Live Arts lobby (at a distance) excerpts from Tracy K. Smith, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, and more! Simultaneously, Live Arts participates in #OpenYourLobby , providing accessible bathrooms, water, hand sanitizer, charging stations, and snacks for the protesting activists in our community. With our lobby windows open, we welcomed people to join outside of 219 West 19th Street while maintaining social distance and wear a mask. Bill has been amplified. โœŠ๐ŸฝโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿฟ.Jones says โ€œthis action, for me, is an exploration and affirmation of the connection between the life of the mind, social evolution and the mysterious precincts of heart that inform creative people at all times, and particularly at a time with so much upheaval and uncertainty. In my isolation, I have gone through my library, which is in some way revisiting a pantheon of heroes, villains, the mausoleum of ideas, and the maternity ward of notions of what the future might be. I am reading as a way of thinking.โ€ #DiaryPauseIntermission #ReadingAsThinking

Posted by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company on Saturday, June 13, 2020

We will still participate in #OpenYourLobby, providing accessible bathrooms, water, hand sanitizer, charging stations, and snacks for the protesting activists in our community. Please join us outside of 219 West 19th Street while maintaining social distance and wear a mask.

Bill will be amplified.

WHO: Bill T. Jones

WHAT: A rare public reading by Bill T.

WHERE: Saturday, June 13th at 1 pm EST

WHERE: New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, New York, NY

About the Artist:
 
Bill T. Jones