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On the “Discreet Vulgarities” of Intimacy @ Hyperallergic

“Double Poke Black” by Nicola Kuperus. Image courtesy of the artist and Simone DeSousa Gallery DETROIT — Intimacy is often falsely billed as romantic. While romance has a tendency to smooth the rough edges of reality, leaving everything with a mystic sheen of beauty, intimacy, by contrast, brings you so close to another being that […]

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Creative Economy Policy Summit @ Knight Arts Blog

It is a tricky and delicate practice to place value on something typically considered as intuitive and personal as art-making. But that is the main concern of the many organizations and speakers that played a part in the Creative Economy Policy Summit: Growth Opportunities for Michigan–a daylong seminar featuring thought leadership in the field of […]

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9/29/15 – Getting a Bite with Dracula

Artist: Kathleen Koja Location: Her rehearsal space Breakfast: “I do not drink…wine.” We weren’t really having breakfast; Kathe and I met up for a conversation about nerve Theater’s latest work-in-progress. It’s an adaptation of Dracula, and our conversation took place, appropriately, in the sub-level space of the Izzy on Michigan, where the performance happen in […]

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Michael Jackson vs. Himself @ Hyperallergic

“Two Michaels enter. One Michael leaves.” That’s the tag line for Michael E Michael, a game starring two dueling Michael Jackson avatars lifted from the Moonwalker arcade game, equipped with the power to shoot dance moves, lasers, and release a cavalcade of mini-Michaels — just like the King of Pop himself. This magnificent creation was […]

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Detroit Design Festival Highlights @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — The 2015 Detroit Design Festival brought a flurry of activity to the city’s environs, the capstone to a busy September. In a whirlwind of conferences, events, and openings, it becomes a little difficult to stand, and yet, there were a few really outstanding pieces that came through the chaos. Cristin Richard upped the […]

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KAF15 Goings/Doings/Sightings

Image courtesy of Kresge Arts in Detroit. Been a big week for catching #KAF15 in action. On Tuesday, I had BWTA with the one, the only Faina Lerman. You can catch that action here. On Wednesday, I scored a press pass to the Creative Economy Policy Summit, put on by our own Creative Many. I […]

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