BAD and NASTY at Light Box

February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

18:00 To 21:00

8641 Linwood Street, Detroit, MI, United States


Event Description

Light Box, and curators Amanda Ewing, Emilia Javanica, Melanie Manos and Stefanie Cohen are hosting an evening of performance and installation on February 20, 2017, in solidarity with BAD AND NASTY’s (aka Bad Hombres and Nasty Women) call for art and action on President’s/Not My President’s Day. We have invited artists (visual and performance), musicians, writers and provocateurs to submit work and join in an evening of hellfire and brimstone that will lift the roof right off the Box. Amid an abusive climate of bigotry, sexism, xenophobia, environmental devastation and a long list of injustices, we call on each of us to come out of our studios to strengthen community, engage/rage in dialogue, rupture false rhetoric, disrupt the normalizing and be heard. This process and event takes cues from Viennese Actionists, Arte Chicano, Interventionists, All-wave Feminists, Butoh, Punk, Rap, South Park, Cyber-activists, insert your influences and muses here:__________.

Doors open and installation based work begins at 6:00pm
Performances begin at 7:00pm
$5-10 donations to benefit ACLU of Michigan

Guest Emmmcee: Melanie (Melanka) Manos
with Performances, Readings, Videos or Installations by…

Amanda Krugliak
Audrey Johnson
Kristi Faulkner Dance
Emilia Javanica + Tom Carey
Zain Shamoon
Patricia Solorzano
Duane The Jet Black Eel
Elizabeth Soukup
Niki Voyeur
Mahogany Jones
Maddy Rager and Scott Crandall
Emilio Rodriguez/Black and Brown Theater
Sam Moltmaker
Renee Willoughby
Corey Gearhart
Ingrid LaFleur
Eric Medine
Gary Schwartz


About the Organizers

Light Box is a critical venue for artistic expression and community gathering in Detroit, dedicated to experimentation and education in as broadly inclusive a definition of ‘performance’ as possible.

We believe in the transformative power of art to enliven and build community, to strengthen and amplify individual voices and to create socio-political change,  By housing multiple artists, groups and civic organizations in a Detroit neighborhood with deep historical and cultural roots, Light Box supports cross-pollination and collaboration, furthering this rich tradition among diverse communities.  The space offers residencies, public showings, workshops, and social forum; presenting artistic work and educational programming that challenges, illuminates, inspires and engages. It is a space of incubation and experimentation, highlighting work that stretches and crosses boundaries.

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8641 Linwood Street, Detroit, MI 48105

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