Writing

“The Harrowing” review @ Knight Arts Blog

Nobody appreciates the blazing days of August like true Michiganders, who know that a long, cold winter is always just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate the rites of summer than with A Host of People. The theater group won $20,000 in the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit in support of their […]

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Process is the Destination: Sampled review @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — There seem to be two prevailing schools of thought among artists about process. On one side, you have those who cherish the illusion of seamless execution — the “zipless fuck” of art making, if you will — and as a result, go to great lengths to conceal their process. On the other side, you […]

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“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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