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“Hands, Hearts, Soil,” in The Economy of Survival by Siri Hermansen

What do writers like? Writers like receiving beautifully bound-and-printed copies of things they have written in the mail. Yes we do. Especially when it is this fantastic compendium about the work of filmmaker Siri Hermansen, who invited me to contribute an essay on the the section of this book regarding […]

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Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One… – Sebura&Gartelmann Joke Around at Holding House

Friends and artists Alex Gartelmann and Jonas Sebura, who create collaborative works under the name Sebura&Gartelmann, express a mutual interest in “vernacular architecture”—for example, in their 2014 interactive sculpture, Church, which combined the architectural language of DIY skate parks with that of secular spaces. Understanding this merging of high art […]

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Cass Corridor: Connecting Times @ Simone DeSousa Gallery

Through Line to Q-Line – Cass Corridor: Connecting Times “Detroit is a place of simultaneous truths, layers of social strata, unity and divisions. If you’re new to the area, you probably refer to the rapidly-developing commercial strip between Wayne State University and the Masonic Temple as “Midtown,” but anyone who […]

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