Beware of the Dandelions

Complex Movements

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.

Project Updates

  • 2015: Complex Movements receives funding and an artistic residency at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas

  • 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

  • Artists

    Complex Movements

    Complex Movements is a Detroit-based collective composed of graphic designer/fine artist Wesley Taylor, music producer/ filmmaker Waajeed and hip-hop…



    Invincible’s spitfire wordplay has received acclaim from fans all across the world, while their active involvement in progressive social c…



    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…


    Carlos Garcia

    Carlos “L05” Garcia is a multimedia artist and performer from Ann Arbor, MI. As Complex Movement’s lead technologist, he brings an extensi…


    Wesley Taylor

    Wesley Taylor is a graphic designer, fine artist, musician and curator. He has spent many years “scene building” in…


  • Events

    May 07 – May 10, 2015
    Complex Movements presents "Beware of the Dandelions" at On The Boards in Seattle

    Apr 16 – Apr 19, 2015
    Complex Movements Brings "Beware of the Dandelions" to Seattle

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  • News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)

    April 7, 2015
    Project Premiere: Kerry Tribe Solo Exhibition "The Loste Note" at 356 Mission in Los Angeles

    March 19, 2015
    Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"

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