TALK: Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves presents And (finally) Introductions: A Short History Of Introductory Remarks with Rijard Bergeron, Niall Jones, & Robert Ouyang Rusli

Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves will emcee an elegant evening celebrating the brief history and subtle art of the curators’ intro, with poet Rijard Bergeron and choreographer Niall Jones reading beloved and noteworthy introductory remarks culled from our community of curators and readers and audience over the past twenty years or so, accompanied by composer Robert Ouyang Rusli. A limited edition publication of this talk will be available for purchase at and after the event.

Rijard Bergeron

Rijard Bergeron is a poet. Their work has been published in The Poetry Project Newsletter, This Image Journal, The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism’s online journal, and elsewhere. Rijard also makes collage and has most recently published three pieces, two in collaboration with Sara Jane Stoner, for her book Experience in the Medium of Destruction (Portable Press @ Yo Yo Labs), and one for the cover of Lonely Christopher’s novel THERE (Kristiania). They are very grateful for their friends and their friends who have and continue to be mentors. They invite you to view the photographs they post on their Instagram journal, @rijardbergeron. Rijard lives in Brooklyn where they are the events coordinator for The Felt.

Niall Jones

Niall Jones is a dance artist working and living in New York City. Niall is Assistant Director / Creative Producer for the School of Dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Niall works between dance, performance, and visual art practices, exploring time and impermanence with an unruly fascination in affective environments, disorientation, seriality, and labor. Jones’ work has been presented in New York by New York Live Arts, the Invisible Dog Art Center, the Kitchen, Gibney Dance Center, Roulette, Movement Research, Danspace Project, Abrons Arts Center, Dixon Place, Dance Theater Workshop, Jack Art Center, Chez Bushwick, Center for Performance Research, and the New Museum, as well as the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Illinois. Niall received a 2017 Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Bessie award nomination for Splendor #3. Niall also works as Assistant Director / Creative Producer for the School of Dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Robert Ouyang Rusil

Robert Ouyang Rusli is an artist and film composer based in Brooklyn, NY, and is the recipient of the 2017 Van Lier Fellowship for Music Composition. He scored the award-winning 2017 Trinidadian film Moko Jumbie and his score for the feature documentary Good Game won Best Original Score at the IndieCapitol Film Festival in 2015. Recently, Rob composed music for artist Casey Tang’s Untitled (Rivers) video installation at the Queens Museum, and sound design for performance artist Wo Chan’s WHITE FLAG/WHITE FACE at Dixon Place’s Hot! Festival. He also performed a performance art piece titled I <3 U Always 4 Ever with Wo Chan at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. He produces and performs experimental rap music and performance art under the name OHYUNG.