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March 2019

PERFORMANCE: GENERATING SOUND

March 23, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Music or melodic sound can be made from anything, even objects that one might consider useless. Enjoy an afternoon of sound activation across our galleries and cafe as regional bands and artists use non-traditional objects to make music and soundscapes. From noise to rhythm, Generating Sound invites guests on a journey into alternative production of sound as a performative artistic gesture that actives all of the senses.

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WRITING WORKSHOP: CIRCLE FOR THE POTENTIAL OF LITERATURE WITH LYNN CRAWFORD

March 24, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This clever writing workshop presents participants with a series of playful timed exercises designed to challenge the intellect and expand creative thought. Developed by Harry Mathews, the workshop employs various constrained writing techniques favored by the Oulipo, a French literary salon established in the 1960s made up of mathematicians, artists, writers, engineers, and poets. Mathews is best known as an experimental fiction writer and a central figure to the New York School of Poetry. He contributed to the Paris Review for over fifty years and was the first American chosen for membership in the Oulipo. Fiction writer and art critic Lynn Crawford is a founding board member of MOCAD, a Kresge Literary Arts Fellow, and a 2016 Rauschenberg Writing Fellow. Crawford’s newest novel, Paula Regossy, will be published in Fall 2019 by Print Action, Detroit.

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Vinyasa Yoga

March 24, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join instructors from the Center for Yoga for a free one-hour yoga class inside the MOCAD galleries. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

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FILM + TALK: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS—LABOR IN THE ARCHIVE

March 28, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Finally Got the News (1970) is a celebrated documentary exploring the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and their activities throughout Detroit’s auto factories. Centered on individual members of the movement, the film chronicles their efforts to build an independent labor organization, against a forceful historical montage tracing the growth and organization of America’s working class. This screening of Finally Got the News will be introduced by Pat Elifritz, Curator of New Media and Technology at MOCAD, and followed by a conversation on archival work with Jova Lynne, Ford Curatorial Fellow, archivists at the Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University, and a featured artist from the exhibition Useless Utility.

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WRITING WORKSHOP: CIRCLE FOR THE POTENTIAL OF LITERATURE WITH LYNN CRAWFORD

March 31, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This clever writing workshop presents participants with a series of playful timed exercises designed to challenge the intellect and expand creative thought. Developed by Harry Mathews, the workshop employs various constrained writing techniques favored by the Oulipo, a French literary salon established in the 1960s made up of mathematicians, artists, writers, engineers, and poets. Mathews is best known as an experimental fiction writer and a central figure to the New York School of Poetry. He contributed to the Paris Review for over fifty years and was the first American chosen for membership in the Oulipo. Fiction writer and art critic Lynn Crawford is a founding board member of MOCAD, a Kresge Literary Arts Fellow, and a 2016 Rauschenberg Writing Fellow. Crawford’s newest novel, Paula Regossy, will be published in Fall 2019 by Print Action, Detroit.

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Vinyasa Yoga

March 31, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join instructors from the Center for Yoga for a free one-hour yoga class inside the MOCAD galleries. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

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April 2019

TALK: SUPPORTS/SURFACES—RACHEL STELLA + RAPHAEL RUBINSTEIN + WALLACE WHITNEY

April 4, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wallace Whitney, curator of Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces 1966–1976, in conversation with Rachel Stella and special guests. Stella is an independent scholar based in Paris, France and a contributor to Supports/Surfaces, the first-ever English publication about the the most under-recognized French art movement of the 20th century.

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FAMILY DAY: NEIGHBORHOOD PATTERNS FROM ABOVE

April 6, 2019 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Presented in partnership with ProjectArt Detroit, Neighborhood Patterns from Above leads families through an exploration of line, shape, color, and texture to create aerial neighborhood map collages. All materials, snacks, and FUN provided!

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The Questions of Curating

April 6, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019, 2 PM–4 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 11 AM–4 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 11 AM–4 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2 PM–4 PM REGISTRATION: $25 refundable with MOCAD Store voucher at completion of workshop. Maximum number of participants: 20 CLICK HERE to register. In this  intensive workshop, led by Steve Panton (founder of 2739 Edwin and 9338Campau galleries, and inaugural curator of Art@TheMax), participants will  work through the “questions of curating” to create ambitious but achievable exhibition proposals,…

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Vinyasa Yoga

April 7, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join instructors from the Center for Yoga for a free one-hour yoga class inside the MOCAD galleries. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

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