Grant Summary
Support for the collective’s ongoing multi-media performance and installation work engaging community-led social justice movements in Detroit and beyond.
Artist Statement
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.  Complex Movements' current project 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. Complex Movements engages communities to expand their strategies for organizing around local and trans-local social justice issues.  
  • Beware of the Dandelions Detroit 2016, Complex Movements, Multimedia performance installation. Photo by Doug Coombe.

  • Complex Movements: Beware of the Dandelions 2016, Complex Movements, Multimedia Performance Installation (Aluminum, Polycarbonate, Projection, Animation). Courtesy of the artist.

  • Tower and Dungeon mind map notes 2017, Complex Movements, Paper and Markers . Courtesy of the artist.

  • Beata Movement Memory Map 2017 , Complex Movements, Video Installation . Courtesy of the artist.