Professor Katie Peterson at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco
Though Peterson is known primarily as a poet and a critic, her collaboration with Suh led to a piece comprised of images and an accompanying video. Suh, a photographer, took the images, while Peterson created much of the video. “Young and I have been collaborating on video since we met,” she explains, “shooting together and writing scripts together and coming up with ideas together.”
Peterson finds profound connections between her work as a poet and her work on film: “Editing film is a lot like poetry - you need to find the most intense, most concise things you've seen and reduce the work to only those elements, which are mere fragments of what you actually experienced or saw. The radiant fragment can give a better sense of the whole than anything comprehensive. It is amazing what a difference a few sentences makes!”
The exhibition runs at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco from September 28th, 2017 to January 28th, 2018. You can read more about it here https://www.ls.ucdavis.edu/news-events/harcs-news/jewishmuseum-artucdavis.html] and here [https://www.thecjm.org/exhibitions/68].