Vol. 2: /On Dance

Featuring Marie T. Hermann
Guest Editor: Biba Bell
On Dance: A Politics of Rhythm
Michael Stone-Richards
A Dancerly Divining Rod
Biba Bell
Liquor Store Theater: Dancing with Gentrification in post-Bankruptcy
Maya Stovall
Ten Statements on Art and Culture
Mårten Spångberg
a photo essay: terry2day
Hamilton Poe
Sparkle, Glitter, Pop…or A Field Guide for Spatial Transgression
Allen Gillers
We Place Ourselves
Leyya Mona Tawil
4 Poems
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and Kate Hess
‘Bad Bitches’
Michelle Cowin-Mensah
“A Butterfly in a Jar: Where the twirlers lie…”
Christopher Braz
Ralph Lemon
Infinite Work: A Selection of Writings by Biba Bell
Matthew Piper
Biba Bell:
Notes on Dancing in Detroit
Curating a Collision
Slow Work: Dance’s Temporal Effect in the Visual Sphere How it Happened Revisted. Biba Bell in Conversation with Matthew Piper
Blues & Roots: Fragments of a History of the Detroit Artists Workshop
George Tysh
Photographer of a Revolution
Emi Fontana
A Conversation with Carlos Diaz
Mary McNichols
Drawing Detroit
Jennifer Junkermeier and Ryan Harte
St. Louis County police responding to the Ferguson Uprising…
Curtis McGuire
Building on ‘Notes on Social Practice’
On the Theoretical Unconscious of Social Practice
Hammam Aldouri
In Correspondence with the Vessel:
The Collection of Joy and Allan Nachman
Addie Langford
The discreet music of Marie T. Hermann’s objects
Michael Stone-Richards
Marie T. Hermann in Conversation
Glenn Adamson
Stillness in the Glorious Wilderness
Glenn Adamson
Toccata 570
Rebecca R. Hart
Metabolic Décor
Ezra Shales
That Which is Drawn Away
Anthony Marcellini
And dusk turned dawn, Blackthorn
Shelley Selim
After M.T.H. Exhibition “And dusk turned dawn, Blackthorn”
Lynn Crawford
The Delicate Monster: On the work of Jessica Stoller
Jane Ursula Harris
A Midwife to Ideas: Tony Hepburn
Addie Langford
Tony Hepburn at Cranbook Academy of Art
Marsha Miro
Recent Work (Materials Pieces), Camden Arts Center 1971
Tony Hepburn
Tony Hepburn: Vignettes
Ben Teague
Encountering Tony Hepburn
Tom Lauerman
Tony Hepburn in Correspondence
Addie Langford
Tony Hepburn. An Obituary.
Paul Kotula
In Memoriam Susanne Feld Hilberry
Marsha Miro
Play Time
Kim Harty
Hamtramck Ceramck
Marissa Jezak & Jessica Newberry

Detroit Research is a new journal of practice and artist research for Detroit covering social practice, ceramics, choreography, music, performance, and critical theory. Detroit Research seeks to be a forum for presenting and reflecting upon some of the most challenging post-studio and studio practices emerging in Detroit and to cultivate a critical language for talking about such practices within a national and international framework. Each issue of the journal will have: a guest editor and a featured artist; a presentation on or an interview about an important Metro Detroit art collection; a reflection upon a historically important Detroit journal / space / event; and a work devoted to artist research. Detroit Research will appear in Spring and Fall of each year.


Select Essays from Volume 2

1/ On Dance

Dance is in and of its scene. Setting, mise en scène, or theatrical context, perhaps we could imagine choreography itself, an “apparatus of capture,” as one of dance’s primary scenes. Choreography moves us into the frame of the architectural, the topo-geographic, and the social. Expanding the scene, all the world’s stage, we continuously move with and against the world. Dance takes place through its refusal to stay in place. […read more]

Liquor Store Theatre (LST) offers a window into Detroit’s post-bankruptcy gentrification process. In McDougall-Hunt, where the project began, there is a liquor store on just about every corner; on some blocks, there is one on each corner and also one or more in the middle of the block. […read more]

“Now pose for me and pose for me now stop…pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy—you see this pussy? You want this pussy? Please, you can’t afford this pussy.” Vogue—in terms of the pose, the banter, and the walk; all work together to project the cunty realness in feminist exaggerated freedoms. Cunty realness and its definitions lie at two extremes. […read more]


9/ Tony Hepburn

Anthony “Tony” Hepburn was born September 9, 1942 in Manchester, England. While he had been groomed since youth to be a professional soccer player, he chose the path of artist. It may have been the result of an injury, but his early education was uncommon. Tony suffered a turbulent childhood and learning was difficult, especially as a “lefty” was only taught to write right-handed. Fortunately at the age of eleven, when children in England were tested to define their future education, it would be determined that Hepburn would be admitted into Manchester High School for Art, a school whose progressive program evolved around learning through visual making […read more]

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