Posts Tagged ‘ Detroit ’

Jace Clayton on Carl Craig at Dia:Beacon – Artforum International

View of “Carl Craig: Party/After-Party,” 2020, Dia:Beacon, New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio.

TECHNO WAS BORN BLACK in the American Midwest, although we have the twin engines of European connoisseurship and commercial interest to thank for the detailed hagiographies given to innovators like Carl Craig. Craig’s enormous influence is due as much to his label, Planet E Communications, as to his prolific output as a producer and DJ. In the early 1990s, his adventuresome yet accessible style formed an integral part of what fans call Detroit techno’s “second wave.”  . . .

Source: Jace Clayton on Carl Craig at Dia:Beacon – Artforum International

Detroit: The Place to Bee! – YouTube

The Young Turks — WINNERS and LOSERS – First Detroit Debate – YouTube

Monica White on Food Justice in the Past, Present, Future – Edge Effects

 

In Freedom Farmers, Monica White recovers histories of advancing Black freedom struggles with agriculture, from Du Bois to Fannie Lou Hamer to D-Town Farm.

Source: Monica White on Food Justice in the Past, Present, Future – Edge Effects

The Politics of Adversity in Pope.L’s Flint Water Project

Installation view of “Flint Water” (2017), What Pipeline, Detroit

Flint Water Project politicizes the readymade, positing the bottles as symbols of gross negligence and misconduct on the part of city and state officials, and the dire consequences.

Source: The Politics of Adversity in Pope.L’s Flint Water Project

Mal and Archie Quartet 1981 Detroit Jazz Festival – YouTube

sharing this extraordinary gift from a friend who is far away ~

lLiquor Store Theater, vol. 1, no. 3 on Vimeo

“In another gallery, three video monitors display pieces of a multiyear project, Liquor Store Theatre, by Detroit-based artist and choreographer Maya Stovall. Three African American women dancers, including Stovall, make slow, balletic movements on sidewalks in front of various liquor stores. Under brightly lit signage, the artist intermittently interviews residents about life in Detroit. Her portraits of the gritty urban landscape are marked by the bustle of its residents’ everyday movements; the liquor stores are loci of these communities. Stovall heightens, brightens, and saturates the colors to draw out beauty from these otherwise unremarkable settings.”

The Multifarious Feminism of the Whitney Biennial

Cécile McLorin Salvant au Detroit Jazz Festival – YouTube

The Spinners “It”s A Shame” My Extended Version!

GALATEA RESURRECTS #23 (A Poetry Engagement): THE FEEL TRIO by FRED MOTEN and THE UNDERCOMMONS: FUGITIVE PLANNING AND BLACK STUDY by FRED MOTEN and STEFANO HARNEY

T.C. MARSHALL Reviews
The Feel Trio by Fred Moten
(Letter Machine Editions, Tucson, AZ, 2014)
and
The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney

(Minor Compositions / Autonomedia, Brooklyn, 2013)

GALATEA RESURRECTS #23 (A Poetry Engagement): THE FEEL TRIO by FRED MOTEN and THE UNDERCOMMONS: FUGITIVE PLANNING AND BLACK STUDY by FRED MOTEN and STEFANO HARNEY.