Light Shows with Benjamin Krusling, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, S*an D. Henry Smith, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, and Asiya Wadud
24 May 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
|Where||Canopy Canopy Canopy, Inc.
264 Canal Street, 3W
New York, NY 10013
Triple Canopy and Wendy’s Subway present a reading by Benjamin Krusling on the occasion of the publication of his debut book of poems, Glaring, and his digital series of poems, “i have too much to hide.” Jibade-Khalil Huffman, S*an D. Henry Smith, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, and Asiya Wadud will contribute audio and video, and Krusling will read from both projects and present new work.
Glaring, published by Wendy’s Subway, is concerned with reading domination and violence and entering their psychotic motion, the better to do otherwise. Through the thicket of anti-Blackness, militarism, surveillance, impoverishment, and interpersonal abuse and violence, Glaring investigates the things that haunt daily life and make love difficult, possible, necessary.
In “i have too much to hide,” published as a part of Triple Canopy’s twenty-sixth issue, Two Ears One Mouth, online streaming becomes a form of semantic delivery. In poems that are interwoven with unsolicited messages, as well as screenshots that track the speaker’s browsing history, Krusling explores how experience and phenomena are dominated by anti-Black imperial power. He attempts to trouble the anxious, polluted streams of corporate digital space, in which algorithms deliver content based on our prior activity, shaping how we experience ourselves and associate with others.
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