Writing

“Over Over Over” again @ Knight Art blog

Can’t get enough of “Over Over Over”? Me either! Here’s another piece I wrote for the Knight Arts blog (with a whole new set of quotes and information about this show. I swear, after this, I’ll be over over over it! (maybe) Much has been made lately of art as social practice and the impact […]

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“Over Over Over” & the Glasgow Exchange @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — How do you start a relationship between two cities? Like most relationships, you’re going to need to introduce the participants. In one respect, Over Over Over, which brought five Glasgow-based artists to Detroit, could be seen as that first introduction. In reality, the show, guest curated by artist Cedric Tai at the Simone […]

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Jeremy Couillard: “Believes in Reincarnation Hates Hugs” review @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — In the three-minute video titled, “Robocop Suffers a Glitch and Takes to the Forest to Come Up With Hollywood Movies About American Landscape Painters,” a robotic voice makes the following statement: Bob Ross and Thomas Kinkaid are brought back to life to make landscapes in computers for an alien civilization that creates simulations […]

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Recap of the 3rd Annual Sidewalk Festival @ Knight Blog

For anyone who holds a perception of Detroit as a city in decline, the scenes from last weekend would have been hard to reconcile. Stepping onto the main drag of Old Redford at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Lahser Road, one was immediately suffused by the joyful spirit of the Sidewalk Festival of […]

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Interview with Sound Artist Jon Brumit @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Sound artist Jon Brumit takes very little at face value. He seeks not only to reimagine the spaces where he works, lives, and performs, but also to ideally leave them in a better state than he found them. While increasingly recognized as a standout artist by some of Detroit’s most venerated art institutions — […]

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Sidewalk Festival preview @ Knight Arts Blog

Everyone is already buzzing with anticipation for the third annual Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, which takes place in Detroit’s vibrant Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhoods. An area devastated by the mass exodus from the city, Brightmoor has quietly transformed itself into a utopia of urban gardens, public green spaces and a community determined to […]

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Inside|Out in action in Brightmoor @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — It’s a quiet Sunday in Brightmoor, a northwest Detroit neighborhood that’s about as good an example as any of the city’s fall from grace — and its unofficial rebirth via urban agriculture, grassroots activism, and community-based intervention. The coming weekend will bring the third annual Sidewalk Festival to this neighborhood long abandoned by […]

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Meat me in Detroit – Cristin Richard at Playground Detroit @ Knight Arts Blog

There are a number of ways to make art that is visceral and gripping. In a new body of work being presented at Playground Detroit, Cristin Richard takes a direct approach; she uses literal viscera as her starting point. Working with animal casings—translucent skins that are used to make sausages, dried to a thin, wax […]

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