Light Work’s Urban Video Project presents Steffani Jemison: Figure 8. The installation will be on view from April 15 thru June 5, 2021, at UVP’s outdoor projection site on the north facade of the Everson Museum of Art at 401 Harrison Street, Thursday through Saturday, from dusk until 11pm.
For nearly a decade, Brooklyn-based artist Steffani Jemison has been deeply invested in examining the ways knowledge is constructed and legitimized. This interest stems from a fascination with frameworks of interpretation and narration, as well as critical theory and Black vernacular traditions. She explores these concepts through a practice that encompasses sculpture, video, installation, sound, and fiction writing.
Light Work commissioned Steffani Jemison to create new work for Urban Video Project as part of an annual moving image commission program. The new work, Figure 8, comes out of Jemison’s collaboration with athlete Alexis Page.
In conjunction with the exhibition, UVP will host two Zoom-based special events with Jemison and Page, Movement Workshop with Steffani Jemison and Alexis Page on Sunday, April 11 at 3:00pm EDT and My Body Is Opaque: Steffani Jemison and Alexis Page in conversation on Thursday, April 15 at 6:00pm EDT. Both events are free and open to the community.
REGISTER to participate in one or both of these special community-wide invitations to conversation and movement.
Figure 8 is the third exhibition in the UVP 2020-21 exhibition calendar and the third show employing an entirely new, state-of-the-art projection system. Find more info online at www.lightwork.org/uvp
This event was first published on April 6, 2021 and last updated on April 7, 2021.