Special Events:
My Body Is Opaque

feat. Steffani Jemison and Alexis Page

Movement Workshop

Sunday, April 11 | 3:00pm
Live on Zoom| FREE
Registration Required

Public Artist Talk

Thursday, April 15 | 6:30pm
Live on Zoom | FREE
Registration Required

A recording from the live Zoom event, In Conversation: Steffani Jemison & Alexis Page can be viewed above (captions coming soon).

The Movement Workshop was a “live only” event.

Need help? Contact info@lightwork.org with questions.

Join Light Work’s Urban Video Project for My Body Is Opaque, a program of special events featuring multimedia artist Steffani Jemison and  athlete Alexis Page.

Jemison and Page will present a movement workshop and discuss their collaborative creation of a lexicon of movement, which they explore both as a Black feminist research method, art making strategy, and as way of approaching the everyday and the at-hand with virtuosity.

These events will happen in conjunction with the opening of the Figure 8, a new video work by Jemison created in collaboration with Page and commissioned by Light Work for exhibition at Urban Video Project on the facade of the Everson Museum of Art. More info

Both events are live online, FREE & OPEN to the public.


For the workshop:

Movement workshop participants will need access to a small amount of clear space (approx. 4 ft²) and should wear clothes that do not restrict movement. A modified version of movements can be done in a seated position. Automatically generated live transcription will be available for the movement workshop without prior request.

For the artist talk:

ADA-compliant CART services will be available for the public artist talk without prior request.

Questions and Additional Requests:

To make additional accommodation requests or ask questions, please contact anneka@urbanvideoproject.com. Please allow two weeks advance notice for any requests.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will do our best to meet requests coming at any stage.

About the Presenters

Steffani Jemison is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is informed by deep research and guided by formal experimentation. Her work has been shown around the world, including at the New Museum in New York, in a solo show at Mass MoCA in 2017, and in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. She has participated in artist residencies at the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Project Row Houses also in Houston, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is a past fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and  received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2020. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Media at Rutgers University. Artist’s website

Born and  raised in Harlem, New York, Alexis Page competed for the United States as an elite rhythmic gymnast. After retiring she attended Hunter College, where she graduated with a degree in Human Biology. She is currently a program coordinator and head coach at the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation.


The movement workshop is made possible through the collaboration of several co-presenters: the Syracuse University Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Community Folk Art Center, and Lender Center for Social Justice  as well at the Everson Museum of Art.


The public artist talk is made possible through the generous support of the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series and by the Humanities Center as part of their Syracuse Symposium 2020-21: FUTURES


Related Exhibitions

Steffani Jemison: Figure 8
April 15 – May 29, 2021
Th. – Sat. | dusk – 11pm
Everson Museum Plaza

Steffani Jemison: Sensus Plenior
April 15 – June 20, 2021
Everson Museum of Art (indoors)