Mere days are left until the election of our lives. Leading up to November 3rd, YBCA’s digital and physical spaces have been activated by artists using their public voice to inspire, empower, and instigate participation in the 2020 elections.

YBCA has partnered with the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art for an online screening of Jeffrey Gibson’s Nothing is Eternal from October 30-November 3, 2020.

Jeffrey Gibson presents Nothing is Eternal, a newly commissioned video with musical composition. Conceived during this pandemic era, the immersive video work depicts the American flag in unsettling stillness, as a marker of territory, and projected onto bodies, while set to a heartrending soundtrack. At once melancholic and beautiful, Gibson renders the iconic image of the flag as both elastic and unyielding. The slow transformation through time, color, and form reflects both a distillation of our social collapse and the reinvention of self and community, referencing the movement and change that is so desired for this nation.

Nothing is Eternal was commissioned by the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art. For more information please visit