Visual artist and poet Joey De Jesus reads a selection of poem-objects from HOAX in anticipation of their virtual installation by the same name, opening at the end of April. In the exhibition, Joey De Jesus: HOAX, De Jesus explores intersections of poetry (concrete, procedural, and lyric), interactive technology, mysticism, and performance. HOAX, a "living book in sections" is a multi-faceted project that will include an artist's book, suede leather scrolls encoded with laser-etched celestial maps/poems, and hand-drawn paper scrolls used in performance. The title of the exhibition suggests the suspension of rational thought required to believe a new a world despite the willful sources of oppression that surround us.
De Jesus is a 2019-20 recipient of the ArtFP, an open call for Brooklyn-based visual artists to exhibit at BRIC House.