Book Launch paired with Mini-Performance based on a true story Book Launch for SATELLITE, A Decade of Transcontinental Explorations.
In 2011, Montréal art group Dare-Dare began a 10-year journey to work with artists in Detroit, Tijuana and Mexico City to create public art events. In Detroit, the outdoor venue selected was in Corktown. The site included a pair of fire-ravaged homes and the long-vacant Roosevelt Hotel. SATELLITE is a visual documentation of the experiment; 19 participating artists have written essays, which are in English, Spanish and French, plus 178 images. Dare-Dare’s Martin Dufrasne talks about the artistic journey.
Multimedia Stage Reading:
Detroit writer Louis Aguilar was a Dare-Dare collaborator. He’ll talk about his experience. In addition, he’ll tell a tale based on a true story of Frida Kahlo meeting a 10-year-old girl from Detroit. In Aug. 1932, Corktown resident Angelica visited the Detroit museum to watch Diego Rivera create the famed Detroit Industry mural. There she met a 25-year-old Frida. It was Angelica’s first time visiting a museum. Frida had just begun painting her first three masterpieces. The pair bonded. Actress/filmmaker/dancer Jazmine Kuyayki Broe portrays Frida. 10-year-old performer Evaluna portrays Angelica. Musician Sam Falik from the local band Slizz will provide some acoustic guitar flourish.
The event will also include archival images of Diego Rivera and his crew producing the Detroit Industry mural and Frida’s Detroit masterpieces.
The free book launch and mini-performance will take place on Sat. Aug. 13. 6 pm at 27t Letter Books, 3546 Michigan Ave. Southwest Detroit. Call 313-652-1552 or write email@example.com Photos courtesy of Dare-Dare photos.