Light Work is pleased to present the work of photo-collage and video artist Suné Woods, To Sleep With Terra . This will be Woods’ first solo exhibition with Light Work since her residency here in 2016. The exhibition will be on view in the Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery at Light Work from August 28. October 19, 2017, with an opening reception with the artist on Wednesday, September 13, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

As part of the opening reception, we invite gallery patrons to a special presentation at 6:00 p.m. infused with wordplay, found imagery, sound and moving images in multimedia form by Woods, award-winning poet Fred Moten, and Syracuse University Professor and musicologist James Gordon Williams. Titled You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go, this collaboration was generously supported by Syracuse University’s Humanities Center and is part of the 2017-18 Syracuse Symposium: Belonging.

FRED MOTEN is Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, where he teaches courses and conducts research in black studies, performance studies, poetics and literary theory. Moten is an educator, lecturer and conducts research in black performance and performance theory. A few of his illustrious publications include, In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003); The Little Edges (Wesleyan University Press, 2015), The Service Porch (Letter Machine Editions, 2016) and consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017-18). Moten is also co-author, with Stefano Harney, of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, 2013) and, with Wu Tsang, of Who touched me? (If I Can’t Dance, I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution, 2016). His current project is called Hesitant Sociology: Blackness and Poetry, which is concerned with the poetics of performance, film and social life and with the ethics of collaborative entanglement.

JAMES GORDON WILLIAMS is an assistant professor of African American Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University. William's 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.

Both events are free, open to the public, and offer refreshments