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'You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go.'


Time: Sept. 13, 2017, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Watson Theater, 316 Waverly Avenue

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Exhibit, Reception and Conversation with Suné Woods, Fred Moten and James Gordon Williams 

Los Angeles-based artist Suné Woods creates multi-channel video installations, photographs, sculpture, and collage. Her practice examines absences and vulnerabilities within cultural and social histories. She also uses microcosmal sites such as family to understand the larger sociological phenomenon, imperialist mechanisms, and formations of knowledge. She is interested in how language is emoted, guarded and translated through the absence/presence of the physical body.  Poet Fred Moten and James Gordon Williams will join in conversation.

About the presenters:

Suné Woods has participated in residencies at Headlands Center of the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Light Work in Syracuse. Woods is a recipient of the Visions from the New California initiative, TheJohn Gutmann Fellowship Award, and The Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Lowe Art Museum, Miami; School of the International Center of Photography, New York; Time Life Building, New York; and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, and Koplin Del Rio, Los Angeles. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2010.

Fred Moten lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches at the University of California, Riverside. He is author of Arkansas (Pressed Wafer); In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press); I ran from it but was still in it. (Cusp Books); Hughson’s Tavern (Leon Works); B Jenkins (Duke University Press); and The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions), which is a finalist for the National Book Award.

James Gordon Williams is an assistant professor of African American Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences. His research and teaching interests include: Practices of resistance in Afro-diasporic improvisation and composition; performance of racial identity through music technology; epistemologies of African American music; and digital humanities.

Mary Lee Hodgens, Light Work