1. MotorCity Pride


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    "Detroit is a city that truly appreciates your contributions and having you here". For members of Detroit's GLBTQ community, that appreciation is manifest. Whether through activism, business ownership, historic preservation, or as cultural curators, the gay community is changing the landscape of the city. Here are just a few of the faces of Detroit's vibrant GLBT community. Thanks to Joe Posch and all the wonderful people and businesses that participated in this video, including: Avalon International Breads: avalonbreads.net Park Bar: parkbardetroit.com Equality Michigan: equalitymi.org Wink Detroit: winkdet.com Blair: myspace.com/blairmusic Miz Korona: myspace.com/1mizkorona Credits: Executive Producers: Toby Barlow and Dorota Coy Producer: Amanda LeClaire Edit: Oren Goldenberg Graphic Designer: Michael Burdick Sound Master: Dan Verlinde Production Assistant: Andrei Klein Music by Blank Artists J.A. Cummings - Intermission C+P 2007 Blank Artists (ASCAP) Josh Cummings - Morning Birds C+P 2009 Blank Artists (ASCAP) Theatre Of The Absurd - Closer C+P 2007 Blank Artists (ASCAP)

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    • Artist Talk: Gary Panter


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      Gary Panter speaks at MOCAD on March 2, 2012 as part of 'Joshua White and Gary Panter’s Light Show' on view February 10-April 29, 2012. Prolific comic artist and punk art prankster, Gary Panter, has influenced multiple generations of artists. He has created iconic designs for albums by The Screamers, The Residents, and Red Hot Chili Peppers; been involved with seminal LA punk zine/label Slash; created the Jimbo comic, which frequently appeared in Art Spiegelman's RAW magazine; and, most popularly, designed groundbreaking sets for Pee-wee Herman's children's show Pee-wee's Playhouse in the 1980s. For more info on Gary Panter visit his website http://www.garypanter.com/site/

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      • Sound in Context: A History of Noise


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        This panel discussion seeks to provide context both to MOCAD’s music programming for the evening of July 1, 2011 with Hunting Lodge, Lichens and Michael Dec, as well as a broader understanding of the history and context of the music that today’s culture has deemed “noise.” From Luigi Russolo and the Futurists to John Cage, Anthony Braxton and Lou Reed, and from Les Rallizes Dénudés and the Boredoms to Animal Collective and Wolf Eyes, the history of “music” presented as sound and art has been long and well documented. To a large group of forward thinking artisans the terms music, noise and art are non-exclusive. This discussion includes artist and musician Davin Brainard from the long running performance art/noise music group Princess Dragon Mom and the art collective/record label TIME STEREO; Cary Loren of highly influential Michigan-based proto-noise band Destroy All Monsters; artist Alivia Zivich who runs the influential noise label AA records and performs as part of the noise ensemble Demons; artist and musician Chip Flynn of the robotic art collective Apetechnology; and Detroit promoter and DJ Greg Baise. This loose conversation and information session is led by Detroit artist and MOCAD Public Program Coordinator Ben Hernandez whose venue Detroit Art Space acted as a hub for the Detroit "noise scene" from 2003-2005. There is also a live presentation of a Luigi Russolo noise machine created and installed by Apetechnology. For more information on MOCAD's future events, please visit: http://www.mocadetroit.org/upcomingevents.html

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        • Joshua White and Gary Panter Opening @MOCAD 2/10/12


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          Opening of exhibition of Light Show Installations by Joshua White and Gary Panter at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit Friday February 2, 2012.

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          • Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Book Launch and Panel Discussion


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            Lafayette Park in downtown Detroit is home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies, edited by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani, examines the way that residents confront and interact with this unique modernist environment. Join us for a panel discussion about life in Lafayette Park today with editors and contributors to the book Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Danielle Aubert & Natasha Chandani (co-editors) Marsha Cusic (contributor and current townhouse resident) Joe Posch (contributor and ex-Lafayette Towers resident) Moderated by Robert Fishman, Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies is available from Metropolis Books.

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            • Monster Island performs in Joshua White and Gary Panter's Light Show


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              An excerpt from Monster Island's performance in Joshua White and Gary Panter's Light Show on February 10, 2012. An ever- evolving psyche-folk collective headed by former Destroy All Monsters founder Cary Loren, Monster Island began in 1995 performing their first concert at Detroit's Krishna Temple. The group is not a band in the conventional sense. Instead the collective is a variant on the idea of the living theater -- a changing social/political landscape of folk, religious & street rituals derived from themes and topics that enhance psychedelic experience, resistance and subversive behavior. The group is deeply influenced by Voudou, Island myths, Antonin Artaud, psychics, puppetry, paleocybernetics, comic books, tribal chanting and a mixture folk and popular art forms. Joshua White and Gary Panter's Light Show February 10-April 29, 2012 Joshua White and Gary Panter's Light Show is a new exhibition organized especially for the Museum by two great pioneers of multimedia art. White and Panter have been working together since the late 1990s, and this exhibition is their largest collaborative project to date. Occupying nearly all of the Museum's 22,000 square foot area, this immersive installation features an experimental light show designed by White (of Woodstock and Fillmore East fame) that will be on view through the entirety of the exhibition's run. Panter, whose prolific output is most recognized in the set design for Pee-wee's Playhouse, will construct a funhouse of his imagination. Bridging these two worlds is a historical corridor, filled with ephemera illuminating their long-running careers. Materials from the archives of both artists will be on display to illustrate the range and depth of their work. As intended by White and Panter, the exhibition will serve as a platform for performances by guests working in a variety of media and disciplines, including musicians, video artists, comedians and engineers, who are invited to interact with the work and activate the space. Joshua White and Gary Panter's Light Show is supported by a generous grant from The Taubman Foundation. Additional funding for the exhibition and related programs is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Masco Corporation Foundation, McGregor Fund and Edith S. Briskin/Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation.

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              • Focus: HOPE Excel Photography Exhibition 2012


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                Over the course of the past two years, high school students from the community surrounding Focus: HOPE began a journey into self-expression and awareness through the art of photography. This weekly after-school program offered a progressive curriculum coupled with hands-on classroom instruction, educational field trips to cultural institutions, and exciting photographic shoots to diverse locations throughout the metropolitan area. Participants learned the foundations of black & white and color photography. Professional photographers served as mentors to guide students through this educational experience. During their commitment, students began to unleash their creativity while simultaneously cultivating knowledge, self-awareness, and leadership skills. This exhibition was on display at the Museum from May 23 through 27 in the Woodward Gallery.

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                • Going East on Michigan Avenue from Westland to Downtown Detroit, 2010–11


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                  Excerpt from: Going East on Michigan Avenue from Westland to Downtown Detroit, 2010–11 HD video, color, sound; 76:17 min. Mobile Homestead, one of Mike Kelley's last major projects, will be completed later this year in Detroit, the city where the artist spent the first two decades of his life. Mike Kelley grew up in a 1950s single-story ranch-style house in Westland in the suburbs of Detroit. Kelley’s Mobile Homestead project is based on the construction of a full-size replica of the childhood home, relocated to the center of the city in a reversal of the ‘white flight’ which accelerated after the ‘12th Street’ Riot of 1967. Plans and a site for the project had been signed off by Kelley in late 2011 before his death in January 2012. He envisaged the ground floor of the homestead functioning as an open space for diverse community activities. At the same time, he designed a labyrinthine basement complex for more covert activities – what he called “private rites of an aesthetic nature.” The completed Mobile Homestead will house these co-existing public and private functions mindful of Kelley’s typically challenging contention that “one always has to hide one’s true desires and beliefs behind a façade of socially acceptable lies.” The Trustees of the Kelley Estate and Directors of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts: “Mobile Homestead was deeply important to Mike during the last half decade. He committed significant time and resources to the project, which was all but completed at the time of his death. Mobile Homestead is the culmination of a significant body of work occasioned by Mike’s memories – and fantasies – of his childhood and adolescence, emblematized by the exhibitions Educational Complex (1995) and Black Out (2001-02). But it reframes these interests by making startling new alliances with the genres of documentary and public art; and by undermining both with the promise of secret rituals envisioned for the basement zones of the homestead." The first stage of the project – a mobile home conceived to travel around the city and dispense various kinds of socially useful services – was ‘unveiled’ in the fall of 2010. Mobile Homestead’'s maiden voyage from downtown Detroit to visit the ‘mother ship’, the original Kelley home in the suburbs is part of Kelley’s final video work, was filmed in 2010 and completed just before the artist died. The trilogy of documentary films premiered at the Whitney Biennial in New York on May 15 2012. Mike Kelley wrote about Mobile Homestead back in 2008: “This project blatantly makes a distinction between public art and private art, between the notions that art functions for the social good, and that art addresses personal desires and pleasure. Mobile Homestead does both; it is simultaneously geared toward community service and anti-social private sub-cultural activities. It has a public side, and a secret side.” Marsha Miro, President of the Board of MOCAD said: “Mobile Homestead is a great gift from Mike Kelley to Detroit. As steward of the project, MOCAD is committed to using the Homestead as Mike wanted, as an ongoing, open-ended work. Different community groups will use the place in different ways – some very public and others very private.” An Artangel Commission with LUMA Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). This project was made possible with the support of the Artangel International Circle.

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                  • "Detroit Weather: 365 Days" by Susan Goethel Campbell


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                    Excerpt from "Detroit Weather: 365 Days" by Susan Goethel Campbell. The full video was shown as part of the Art X Detroit exhibit at MOCAD in Detroit, MI in April, 2011.

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                    • Sugar Hill Detroit: A History of the Future


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                      This video is part of a project commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Written and created by Marshall Brown, it tells the story of the future development of the Sugar Hill arts district in Midtown Detroit. http://www.marshallbrownprojects.com/SUGAR-HILL-DETROIT

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