NEGUS: yasiin bey
The Third Line and Sole bring yasiin bey's audio and visual installation, Negus, to the Middle East for the first time.
Negus is a 28-minute listening experience consisting of 8 compositions recorded in London in 2015, produced by Lord Tusk, Steven Julien, and Acyde.
Negus is presented as an immersive sound installation that can only be experienced in person. The recording is unavailable for purchase via digital or physical platforms. bey designed the multi-track recording as an installation to encourage people to be fully present while listening to it.
The sound installation unfolds through a series of varied installations around the world. Each city proposes a new possibility, a new format, a way forward, a stillness in motion.
Negus was first presented in collaboration with artist Hassan Hajjaj at his riad in Marrakech. It was later presented at Art Basel Hong Kong in March of 2019. Negus was last presented at the Brooklyn Museum in November 2019.
The Dubai iteration of Negus features artworks by Ala Ebtekar, Anuar Khalifi, Laleh Khorramian, and Nima Nabavi.