Art cannot be contained. It mixes, mingles, mutates and contaminates through all forms and genres. Robert Wilson has been a transforming force in the amalgamated world of art, receiving world recognition with his various endeavors into theater, drawing, furniture design and music among many other creative mediums. Wilson is best known for his collaboration with Philip Glass on the groundbreaking 1976 opera Einstein on the Beach. The University of Michigan Museum of Art will exhibit one of Wilson’s experimental installations, Video 50, composed of random 30 second “episodes” combining surreal imagery and micro-stories to create a thought provoking non-linear character study which blurs the boundaries between the subject matter and viewer. Runs Saturday, January 7 through April 29. 525 South State St., Ann Arbor. 734-764-0395. www.umma.umich.edu
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their