Steffani Jemison: Sensus Plenior
2008-18, Steffani Jemison, USA, ca. 60 min.
- Thu, Oct 4th 6:00pm
Steffani Jemison's multimedia projects draw upon Black vernacular culture to produce new modes of expression and models for community. She presents a selection of audio works alongside her latest video, SENSUS PLENIOR (2017). Latin for "fuller meaning," SENSUS PLENIOR (2017) explores language and gesture through the ecstatic choreography of ordained minister Susan Webb and the Master Mime Ministry of Harlem. Jemison explores similar themes in the ongoing music and performance series RECITATIF, which uses Solresol, a utopian 19th-century musical language, to reinterpret Black popular and political music. Through Solresol's unique structure, Jemison forges alternative ways for understanding history, culture, and everyday life. Multiple formats. (Amy Beste)
Thursday 10/4: Filmmaker Steffani Jemison is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.