Beware of The Dandelions is an immersive environment built on the aesthetics of hip hop designed to embody the communal lessons found within complex sciences. Through interactive hip-hop performance, video projection mapping and creative technologies, this performative installation explores the relationship between art, science and social justice movements. Inspired by Grace Lee Boggs and decentralized. Community-led social justice movements, the project provokes audience members to participate through physical and vocal responses, feeding their own concepts into improvised sections that support the premise that change occurs through critical connections rather than critical mass. Beware of The Dandelions leaves the audience with an opportunity to investigate a new theory of change for the world.
Complex Movements is a Detroit-based collective composed of graphic designer/fine artist Wesley Taylor, music producer/ filmmaker Waajeed and hip-hop lyricist/activist Invincible, with creative technologist ...Read Collaboration Bio
Invincible’s spitfire wordplay has received acclaim from fans all across the world, while their active involvement in progressive social c… Read Full Bio
Carlos “L05” Garcia is a multimedia artist and performer from Ann Arbor, MI. As Complex Movement’s lead technologist, he brings an extensi… Read Full Bio
Wesley Taylor is a graphic designer, fine artist, musician and curator. He has spent many years “scene building” in… Read Full Bio
The story of Waajeed is a Detroit story. In the shadows of a towering Motown legacy, and under the tutelage of electronic heroes of Detroit… Read Full Bio
2013: Beware of the Dandelions is a 2013 NEFA National Theater Project, a program which provides developmental funding and tour subsidies
2013: Complex Movements’ Beware of the Dandelions receives $100k in funding from the Knight Foundation