Center for Art,
Research and Alliances
October 23, 2023

In Conversation: Twin Shadow AKA George Lewis Jr., Jasper Marsalis, Tavia Nyong'o

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Image: Jasper Marsalis (top left) and Ligia Lewis (bottom right) in still image from deader than dead by Ligia Lewis (2020), 19:39 min film.

About the speakers

Twin Shadow AKA George Lewis Jr.—Image: Milan Zrnic
Twin Shadow AKA George Lewis Jr.—Image: Milan Zrnic

Twin Shadow AKA George Lewis Jr. is a Dominican born singer, songwriter, record producer, and composer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has released five studio albums to date: Forget (2010), Confess (2012), Eclipse (2015), Caer (2018), and Twin Shadow (2021). Twin Shadow started his professional music career as a composer for the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company before spending the next ten years touring and recording his own music project. He has written and produced songs for many artists including Billy Idol and Haim. Twin Shadow’s music has been released by Warner Bros., 4AD, Terrible Records, and Cheree Cheree.

Jasper Marsalis—Image: Gillian Garcia
Jasper Marsalis—Image: Gillian Garcia

Jasper Marsalis (b. 1995) is an artist and musician based in Los Angeles, California. Working across painting, sculpture, sound and text, Marsalis elaborates a parallel between the space of painting and performer on stage, both of which entail being consumed by audiences. Under the moniker Slauson Malone 1, Marsalis recently released the album EXCELSIOR.

Tavia Nyong’o—Image: Camilo Godoy
Tavia Nyong’o—Image: Camilo Godoy

Tavia Nyong’o is a critic and curator with a focus on black performance, queer theory, and contemporary art. His award-winning books include The Amalgamation Waltz (2009) and Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life (2018). He is William Lampson Professor of Performance Studies at Yale University, and the Curator for Public Programs at the Park Avenue Armory. He also recently curated “Fugitive Intimacies” for the Boffo performance art festival.

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