Invincible/ill Weaver

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@invincibledet
Invincible/ill Weaver is a Detroit based lyricist, performance artist, and community organizer. They spent over a decade organizing with Detroit Summer, a multi-racial, intergenerational collective in Detroit that is transforming communities through youth facilitative leadership, creativity, and collective action. Invincible co-founded the Detroit Future Youth network to support social justice and media-based youth projects throughout the city. They produce events, organize actions, design curriculum, facilitate workshops, weave participatory community media projects, and beyond, while simultaneously creating music, media, and touring internationally.

As a co-founder of EMERGENCE Media, Invincible released their debut album ShapeShifters (2008) and produced award winning videos like The Revival (2009) about women in hip-hop, and Locusts (2008) resisting displacement and gentrification in Detroit. They have performed around the world for two decades, both as a solo artist, featured as part of the gender justice Hip-Hop collective ANOMOLIES, and in collaboration with Platinum Pied Pipers. They teamed up with longtime producer Waajeed in 2010 to release "Detroit Summer/Emergence”.

Invincible/ill is a United States Artists 2015 Fellow. They were a 2010 fellow of Kresge Arts in Detroit, and a 2009 fellow of the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for Women and Gender in the Arts and Media. Invincible/ill worked with Complex Movements to create Beware of the Dandelions- an interactive multimedia installation exploring the relationship between complex sciences and social justice movements through science fiction, music, projections, animation, workshops, and organizing. The project is inspired by Grace Lee Boggs, Charity Hicks, Sheddy Rollins, and Detroit movement networks.

Read more about Complex Movements
Art in America - Seeds of Resistance: Complex Movements in Detroit
Creators Project - Pioneering Hyper-Local, High-Tech Activism
Session
Hyper Local High Tech

Complex Movements will share insights from their project Beware of the Dandelions which is a mobile art installation that functions as a multimedia performance, a community organizing process, and oral history video archive. The piece intersects disciplines including: community organizing, design, hip-hop and electronic music, architecture, and theater. Complex Movements engages communities to expand their strategies for organizing around local and trans-local social justice issues.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28th • 1:20PM • WALKER CINEMA