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Christina deRoos
Artist, Activist, Nonprofit Co-conspirtor, Yoga Instructor, Human...
Interests: travel, buddhism, yoga and yoga therapy, creative expression, social justice, and a whole lot more.
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I have two videos being screened plus a live performance this week, all related to Remote Control Tomato. An initiative of Spread Art, Remote Control Tomato is a collaborative performance platform of Thomas Bell (sound, performance art) and me (visuals,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Christina deRoos
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I'm collaborating with Matthew Daher on the video environment for his upcoming EP release party. Aside from the fun of tangling with a lot of cables and projectors, I'm happy to support a project with a title that concisely sums... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Christina deRoos
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I recently created two new video works for exhibitions in Detroit. The first, Extraction, was included in "Video Center," a September exhibition at the N'Namdi Gallery for Contemporary Art during the biennial Dlectricity festival. On the second night of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Christina deRoos
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Sunday, September 7th from 1pm - 7pm I'll be presenting Social/Media, an offline interactive installation as part of Eastern Market Sidewalk Jamboree. Hosted by Detroit's Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts and the Sunday Street Market, Eastern Market Sheds 2, 3... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Christina deRoos
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Founded by Ryan Myers-Johnson, Sidewalk Festival of the Performing Arts is an annual outdoor celebration of site-specific performance and installation art, in the heart of Detroit’s Old Redford/Brightmoor Neighborhoods. For Sidewalk 2014, Spread Art facilitated a participatory visual art project,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Christina deRoos
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Summer 2014 began with another crazy weekend of art during Bushwick Open Studios. This year Spread Art presented Transient ID: DET <-> NYC in collaboration with Indus Truck Works, Ltd. The event built upon last year's Don't Box Me In,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Christina deRoos
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"Infinite Inspiration" Included in the fourth issue of ∞ mile (infinite mile). a monthly online Detroit-based art journal. Sherrine Azab JenClare Gawaran Marsha Music Ryan Myers-Johnson Of all the places I’ve been fortunate to live, none ever captured my heart... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Christina deRoos
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"what will remain" mixed media In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin Life doesn’t last; art doesn’t last. It doesn’t matter. Eva Hesse When you realize how perfect everything is you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Christina deRoos
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enough/\not/\enough was performed February 20th as part of the Creative [performance art] Incubator. never enough but enough but not all i have but all i give and yet it really isn’t enough and yet it really is all i do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at Christina deRoos
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I'm looking forward to presenting work as part of Spread Art's Creative [performance art] Incubator @ detroit contemporary (5141 Rosa Parks, Detroit). The evening includes an incredible group of artists: Upended Teacups / Chloe Bass / Jorge Rojas / Reed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at Christina deRoos
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As half of Remote Control Tomato, I joined Thomas Bell in Providence, RI for a Media Arts residency with AS220. The residency included two public events: an artist talk on 11/5/13 & a performance on 11/15/13. Tues 11/5 Artist Talk:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at Christina deRoos
I recently made the two videos below, and look forward to hearing what Thomas Bell creates for the audio. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2014 at Christina deRoos
secrets & stories revealed themselves through conversations with strangers to me. Beginning with a set of photographs I invited individuals of all ages to select and keep a photograph in exchange for a secret or a story. See the previous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at Christina deRoos
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Join me July 18-21 for citydrift/Detroit, an art meta-event bringing together non-traditional practices under the philosophical umbrella of the Situationist 'derive'. In addition to participating as an Associate Curator through Spread Art, I'm involved individually through a drift where Secrets... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at Christina deRoos
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During July Remote Control Tomato will be creating a new multimedia performance installation exploring states of surveillance. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Christina deRoos
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Almost a year flew by since I posted news here. Too many good things happening to keep up. Spread Art has been the focus of a lot energy since our relocation to Detroit, including purchasing a house and ramping up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at Christina deRoos
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Spread Art takes over The Maze to present a 5 hour participatory sound & video installation @ Secret Project Robot! With 6 projectors, multiple laptops, a PA and no time to tech, the improvised performance spectacle will begin with 2pm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Christina deRoos
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Super fun collaborative bus painting today on Belle Isle as part of Figment Detroit! Thank you Rolando Garcia for making this possible! More photos here. "The Art of Letting Go" is an ongoing collaborative participatory mural project with its beginnings... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2012 at Christina deRoos
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Remote Control Tomato (Thomas Bell and I) will perform Saturday 7/28 from 6pm - 8pm at Secret Project Robot (Brooklyn, NY) as part of the You Are Here Festival aka The Maze. Six projectors!!! The ‘You Are Here’ festival, takes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Christina deRoos
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A lot of changes since January. I'm loving Detroit and grateful for the many new doors that are opening. Below is news about the new home for Spread Art, an organization I co-direct with Thomas Bell. Yoga class schedule coming... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Christina deRoos
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Thank you, Playground Detroit, for the interview & profile of Spread Art and our new location in Detroit. SPREAD ART CREATIVE INCUBATOR RELOCATES TO DETROIT FROM BROOKLYN Spread Art is an artist-run creative incubatordesigned to foster new works through collaborations... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Christina deRoos
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I have work in 3 shows happening now - 2 in Detroit and 1 in Brooklyn. Details below. Art for Denitza Exhibition at Studio 207, 20 Jay street, Brooklyn, NY, with online bidding here: www.artfordenitza.com A fundraiser for an eleven... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Christina deRoos
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While in La Manzanilla in April I taught a follow up photography workshop with the La Catalina Wings Scholarship students I began working with in November 2011. For this session, each student created a series of photos reflecting aspects of... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Christina deRoos
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I was fortunate to have a quick trip to Mexico in April. Spring had sprung and the flowers were jaw-dropping. There was also a lot of fog, which is unusual for the area, and a couple earthquakes. Additional photos are... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Christina deRoos
Thank you Anya Liftig and Thomas Bell for a great collaboration at Bronx Art Space. Thomas Bell, Christina deRoos, Anya Liftig April 29, 2012 Bronx Art Space Part of ITINERANT: FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE ART March 30th - May 12th,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Christina deRoos