Complex Movements Reading Room, October 25 at 5pm

October 15, 2019
Complex Movements Public Dialogue

Join us as we get ready to welcome Complex Movements for a Creative Residency.
In advance of their arrival, we will screen a short film about Complex Movements’ recent project Beware of the Dandelions and discuss excerpts from adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy.

Free and open to the public.
Food and refreshments provided.
Please RSVP on Livable Futures website.

Livable Futures is hosting Detroit-based art and media collective Complex Movements for a creative residency at OSU October 27-November 3, 2019.

Complex Movements is a Detroit-based artist collective supporting the transformation of communities by exploring the connections of complex science and social justice movements through multimedia interactive performance work. Their creative projects are inspired by the writings, philosophy and experience of Detroit-based activist Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), as well as grassroots networks in Detroit. The collective engages communities to expand their strategies for organizing around local and trans-local social justice issues.

Beware of the Dandelions mobile installation | Photo credit: Doug Coombe
Beware of the Dandelions mobile installation | Photo credit: Doug Coombe

Beware of the Dandelions is a mobile art installation that functions as a performance, workshop space, and visual arts exhibition. The piece intersects disciplines including: community organizing, design, hip-hop and electronic music, architecture, and theater. The experience occurs inside a 400 square foot polyhedron dome-like pod structure. The performance and generative design are projected onto the surface of the pod to create an immersive visual and sound experience that incorporates science-fiction, projections, songs, and interactive game elements. 

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