WonderLust: Materiality and Movement in Mississippi

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Saturday November 03

3:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

The Center for Art & Public Exchange at the Mississippi Museum of Art unveils and examines an in-process cut of WonderLust, a new projected video artwork by New York-based artist Jeffrey Gibson created as part of a Summer 2018 residency in Jackson, Mississippi.


This half-day program includes a keynote conversation with the artist; breakout sessions in the galleries of Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer; round table discussion with project participants and the public; and the premiere of an in-process cut of WonderLust. WonderLust is an approximately 18-minute video artwork in which a group of diverse Mississippians from the LGBTQ community perform original characters and movements articulating the scars and strengths that allow them to survive and thrive in the contemporary South.


“These people have a strength of existing as themselves here in this environment that I don't have. And so, it's a strange kind of accessing strength from people who are doing things that I'm not sure that I can do. And somehow that has led into me being able to tell my own personal story.” – Jeffrey Gibson




3 PM Welcome

3:30 PM Keynote Conversation with Jeffrey Gibson

4:15 PM Break-out sessions in Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer

6 PM WonderLust screening, Q&A with project participants, and reception