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Thomas Bell
Brooklyn, NY
artist.musician
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Spread Art is accepting proposals for 2015 residencies. Spread Art's Residency Program invites local, regional, national and international artists to develop and present work in collaboation with the creative communities of Detroit. Click here for full details and a link to submit your proposal. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Spread Art
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Infrared Ultrasound is a video screening and performance event devoted to video art and experimental film, focused on the relationship between visuals and sonic motion, gesture, and texture. - Work may be animated or live action. - 30 seconds to 10 minutes preferred. - A shorter piece may be looped until it reaches a minimum of 30 seconds. Please submit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Spread Art
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“Inside, the Future” is a performed-installation with Cocoons, soundscapes and interactive projections. Th e Cocoon is an architecture life-form that enables inspiration, identity and rebirth to take morphing, sculptural form. The Detroit iteration of "Inside, the Future" includes local collaborators Marianne Brass, Kristi Faulkner, Alexander Weyer, James Cornish, Thomas Bell, Christina deRoos, and more. Thursday, 9/25 @ 9pm Eastern Market... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Exhibition in conjunction with the Print City 2014 conference, hosted by Wayne State University in collaboration with the Mid-America Print Council. Print City Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Spread Art @detroit contemporary 5141 Rosa Parks, Detroit Opening Reception Fri, Sept. 26 6pm - 9pm Gallery Hours Sat. 9/27 12pm - 3pm Sat. 10/4 12pm - 3pm and by appointment Themed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 Doors at 8pm By donation, $5 suggested Spread Art @detroit contemporary 5141 Rosa Parks, Detroit The Detroit debut of Luke Polipnick, who Fareed Haque refers to as "one the finest new generation jazz musicians on the scene today. Hip and carryng the torch of tradition, Polipnick blends americana, jazz and contemporary improvisation into a seamless whole.”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Detroit dancer and choreographer Rachael Ahn Harbert teams up with musicians and composers to activate Detroit Contemporary's outdoor lot and challenge the threshold of immortal existence. Featuring: Dancers Rachael Ahn Harbert, Marianne Brass, Lisa LaMarre, Julia Fowler Musicians Piotr Michalowski, Kirsten Carey, Anthony Poretti, James Cornish Produced with support from Green Living Science. Friday August 15th Doors at 7pm, event... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Ever imagine losing yourself in a sprawling dust storming desert a-spin in hot pink hula hoops, 30-foot carousels, all while falling in love? Now is your chance! Join us for an artist talk and work-in-progress screening of Arin Crumley's latest concoction of wizardry, a beautiful film five years in the making that teleports viewers to Burning Man's Blackrock Desert. Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Come ready to soak in summer's fading glow as two fantastic sound artists, whose palettes patter gently across expansive dreamscapes, summon the subtlest life out of the quiet summer night: Justin Walter (Ann Arbor) www.justinwalter.net Dura (Brooklyn) https://dura.bandcamp.com/ Visuals by Alex Weyer ------------- $5 - $10 sliding scale Saturday August 2nd 9pm Spread Art @detroit contemporary 5141 Rosa Parks BLVD... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Every "Third Thursday" The Creative [ ] Incubator invites creatives to experiment with the low and the hi tech while exploring new possibilities in an improvised, collaborative performance. Each month has a different [focus] discipline, with [music] happening every other month. The Creative [music] Incubator unites experimental sonic artists to share creative concepts, explore new sonic possibilities and collaborate in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Spread Art
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Every "Third Thursday" The Creative [ ] Incubator invites creatives to experiment with the low and the hi tech while exploring new possibilities in an improvised, collaborative performance. Each month has a different [focus] discipline. Join us on June 19th for the Creative [word] Incubator, for an eclectic night of word-based performance! Award-winning One Single Rose will weave a thread... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Spread Art
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NY to DETROIT Trained in NY, these talented dance artists all received MFAs in choreography and performance from The College at Brockport and have migrated their way to Detroit to share their work. Kristi Faulkner will be joined by Nicole Kaplan, Mark D. Schmidt, and Janet Schroeder for an evening of experimental and eclectic live performance and dance films that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Spread Art
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Radical Music Detroit explores the cutting edge and avant music of Detroit. Radical Music Detroit IV Friday July 25th Doors: 8pm Created and curated by veteran musician and native Detroiter James Cornish, Radical Music Detroit gives space to the radically different, the genre-defying and the always challenging hues of creative musical artistry. It is the aim of Radical Music Detroit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Spread Art
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Spread Art and Indus Truck Works Ltd. bring Bushwick and Detroit artists to the streets for an exploration of the transient nature of identity and the creative boundaries of visual, sonic and performance art. Saturday evening the lights come on: Watch for pop up performances at various locations in Bushwick! Transient ID: DET<->NYC Sat. 5/31 & Sun 6/1 12-8pm Outside... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Spread Art
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Destroy// Detroit Can a dance be destroyed? A project of Leyya Tawil / DANCE ELIXIR Musicians/ Mike Khoury, Andrew Coltrane Dancers/ Marianne Brass, Rachael Ahn Harbert, Erika Red Stowall, Samuel Horning, Lynn Tofil, Molly McMillan, Kristi Faulkner, James Vessell, John Neely and Tawil. Fri May 16th and Sat May 17th Doors at 8pm $10 suggested donation Spread Art @detroit contemporary... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Spread Art
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Grey Zone is an assembly of objects and images that together form a dispersed archive/museum. It is part art, part history and science. The starting point for this project was Marat Parnsky's vision of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and its ties to his childhood. Opening Reception: April 26, 7pm Spread Art @detroit contemporary (5141 Rosa Parks) Exhibition Dates: April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Spread Art
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Megan Bridge & Peter Price <fidget> Artists in Residence April 2014 In April 2015 at FringeArts in Philadelphia, Bridge and Price will premiere a choreographic staging of DUST, a ninety-minute experimental opera by composer Robert Ashley. In 2012, they received permission from the composer to stage the work using the 1998 recording. This project has taken on even more weight... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Spread Art
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Spread Art presents the Creative [dance] Incubator @ detroit contemporary, featuring Kristi Faulkner Dance (Detroit/NYC), Megan Bridge (<fidget>, Philadelphia), and Jessica Bonenfant Coogan! Thursday, April 17, 2014 Doors: 8pm Performances: 9pm to 11pm $5 suggested donation The third Thursday of every month The Creative [ ] Incubator invites creatives to experiment with the low and the hi tech while exploring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Spread Art
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Lucky Pierre Returns! Filming of Final Meals ( March 22nd) and Actions for Torture Justice (March 23rd) Final Meals: On March 22, Chicago performance group Lucky Pierre Lucky Pierre will return to Detroit to cook selections from the final meals list. Alone in a quiet room, a volunteer is videotaped eating each meal, creating a singular, solitary and contemplative performance... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Spread Art
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Spread Art presents the Creative [sonic / performance] Incubator @ detroit contemporary! The third Thursday of every month The Creative [ ] Incubator invites creatives to experiment with the low and the hi tech while exploring new possibilities in an improvised, collaborative performance environment. Each month features a different [focus] discipline. Now in its 6th month, March 2014 shines a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Spread Art
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"Women," an annual exhibition curated by Myett Risker that honors and celebrates women, opens at detroit contemporary on March 8, 2014. Expressed through the vision of female artists, the exhibition commemorates women through various mediums and themes displaying their gifts, strengths and talents. Works from over 40 artists from Metro Detroit and across the nation! The exhibition will run from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Spread Art
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Spread Art and Upended Teacups co-present Chicago based Lucky Pierre @detroit contemporary Final Meals is a community-based performance, event and video installation. Each final meal requested by Texas death row inmates and published by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since 1982 is prepared, consumed and filmed. On February 22nd, Chicago performance group Lucky Pierre will host a community dinner,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Spread Art
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Spread Art presents the Creative [performance art] Incubator @ detroit contemporary. Following the amazing launch of the Creative [ ] Incubator series, now in its 5th month, February brings us a focus on [performance art]! Artists include: Upended Teacups Chloe Bass Jorge Rojas Reed Esslinger Thomas Bell Christina deRoos Thursday, February 20, 2014 Doors: 8pm Performances: 8:30pm to 11pm $5... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Spread Art
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Spread Art presents Creative [music] Incubator @ detroit contemporary. Following the amazing success of October's [video] Incubator, November's [music] Incubator and December's [dance] Incubator, the first Creative Incubator in 2014 will once again be all about [music] (with some projections and movement added in for interdisciplinary fun)! Next Show: January 16th Creative [music] Incubator -- "Wet/ Dry Mix" "Acoustic improvisors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Spread Art
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Following the amazing success of October's [video] Incubator and November's [music] Incubator December brings us Creative [dance] Incubator Every "Third Thursday" The Creative [ ] Incubator invites creatives to experiment with the low and the hi tech while exploring new possibilities in an improvised, collaborative performance. Each month has a different [focus] discipline with the [music] discipline happening every other... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Spread Art
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Following the amazing success of October's [video] Incubator, November 21st brings us the Creative [music] Incubator. Every "Third Thursday" The Creative [ ] Incubator invites creatives to experiment with the low and the hi tech while exploring new possibilities in an improvised, collaborative performance. Each month has a different [focus] discipline with the [music] discipline happening every other month. Creative... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Spread Art