Drag Syndrome Creates Controversy, But Also Fruitful Conversation About Disability, Queerness, and Performance Art

by Aaminah Shakur The intersection of queerphobia and paternalistic ableism in West Michigan has brought controversy to an upcoming ArtPrize Project 1 performance event. Paul Amenta and Ted Lott have collaborated on an accessible theater structure that will be the site of musical, theater, and spoken word performances for the duration of Project 1, September … Continue reading

Review: SiTE:LAB at the Harris Building

During Art.Downtown last weekend, SiTE:LAB, the volunteer-run organization that mounts exhibitions of local and student artwork in unused urban spaces, presented a project in South Division’s historic Harris Building. Consisting of performance and installation, the show presented a fascinating narrative drawn both from the history of the space and fictions layered on by the artists. … Continue reading