Complex Movements is a Detroit-based artist collective supporting the transformation of communities by exploring the connections of complex science and social justice movements through multimedia interactive performance work. Their creative projects are inspired by the writings, philosophy, and experience of Detroit-based activist Grace Lee Boggs (1915–2015) and grassroots organizing in Detroit. Complex Movements is comprised of fine artist, designer, animator, curator, lyricist, and professor, Wesley Taylor; artist, designer, and engineer, L05 (Carlos Garcia); lyricist, organizer, and filmmaker, ill Weaver; creative producer, artist, cultural strategist Sage Crump; and music producer, sound designer, and filmmaker, Waajeed. Each member has spent years honing and evolving their craft, and they have been collaborating on various projects for over a decade. Complex Movements' work moves beyond call and response into a regenerative dialogue between artistic methodologies and communities.
Photo by Doug Coombe