Complex Movements

Complex Movements is a Detroit-based artist collective developing interactive performance work that juxtaposes complex science and social justice movements to support the transformation of communities. 

Complex Movements is a Detroit-based artist collective developing interactive performance work that juxtaposes complex science and social justice movements to support the transformation of communities. Complex Movements is composed of graphic designer/fine artist Wesley Taylor, music producer/filmmaker Waajeed, hip-hop lyricist/organizer Invincible/ill Weaver, artist/designer/engineer L05 (Carlos Garcia), and producer/cultural strategist Sage Crump. The collective’s work is inspired by the writings, philosophy and experience of Detroit based activist Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), as well as grassroots networks in Detroit.

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Sometimes the Best Technology is Relationships
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Sometimes the Best Technology is Relationships

A Conversation with Complex Movements

15 January 2021

In the last conversation of the Performing the Internet series, curator Kate Bergstrom sits down with three members of the Detroit-based artist-activist collective Complex Movements—Sage Crump, ill weaver, Wes Taylor—to talk about intentional engagement in a virtual world.

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Narrative Sharing and Narrative Shifting with Digital Technology
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Narrative Sharing and Narrative Shifting with Digital Technology

10 June 2019

Members of the Detroit-based artist collective Complex Movements discuss the connection between technology, performance, and social justice community organizing.