Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Host of People’s “Re-Release Party (The Golden Record)” @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Those who have endured the ravages of online dating know this: it is difficult to make a good first impression. Such concerns are taken to a cosmic level in a new work by the Detroit-based experimental theater collective A Host of People (AHOP). Re-Release Party (The Golden Record) reimagines and stages the process surrounding the […]

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“Beware of the Dandelions” @ Art in America

In Detroit, just north of where the I-94 freeway cuts across Van Dyke Street, neatly separating several up-and-coming eastside neighborhoods from a stretch of no-man’s-land that remains determinedly godforsaken, a message is scrawled across the side of a dilapidated garage: “they tried to bury us but they didn’t know we’re seeds.” The message and the […]

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Athi-Patra Ruga speaker series preview @ MetroTimes

South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga creates flashy, dazzling spectacles that explore identity politics through engaging and colorful fashion-based performance art. Athi-Patra Ruga blends tropes and imagery from traditional South African tribal practice with campy aesthetics of contemporary drag culture, raising questions about self-definition in an increasingly networked and global community. This artist has gained a […]

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826Michigan’s Detroit Robot Factory @ CultureSource

Fans of the 826Michigan franchise may have felt a little like Charlie from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, wondering when the long-anticipated Detroit Robot Factory would officially begin operations. Fear not, friends of fiction (and nonfiction!), the time is near! 826Michigan will soon open the doors on its Detroit location (after a ribbon-cutting […]

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Swoon’s “The Light After” at Library Street Collective @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — As humans we undergo wildly divergent experiences — some so radically different from each other as to create a complete lack of understanding or empathy — but there is one guarantee. We are all born, and so will we all die. In a sense, death is the greatest shared human experience, and for a subset of […]

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