During her presentation, Jemison will read from “Wind Bag” (which appeared in the journal the Brooklyn Rail, December 2022–January 2023) and her debut novella A Rock, A River, A Street (published by Greene Naftali, 2022). She will also screen videos to demonstrate how she works through ideas. Touching on the nature of artistic experimentation, research, and knowledge, Jemison will be joined by a graduate student from Ohio State’s Department of Art for a brief conversation before an audience Q&A.
Greene Naftali gallery describes Jemison’s multidisciplinary approach as being “informed by deep research into movement practices, literature, ethnomusicology, and the history of cinema. She is known for her lush video portrayals of highly skilled performers, whose spellbinding physical feats pose the questions at the heart of Jemison’s own practice.”