Shoot To Thrill: Picturing Identity In Detroit Dance Music

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Shoot to Thrill: Picturing Identity in Detroit and New York Underground Dance Music Culture 1977-Now
Thursday, May 25, 7pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Beginning in the late 1970s, dance music culture began to take hold in nightclubs across the country. These were safe spaces for people of color, the LGBTQ community, and creatives seeking sanctuary from mainstream cultural norms. Through the photographer’s lens, we witness the ways in which these communities publicly embraced alternative identity and boundary-crossing music. This talk will discuss images, ephemera, and oral histories as interpreted by select artists and DJs. The discussion will be a catalyst for conversations around race, class, and gender in club scenes from the 70s to present. Moderators Adrian Loving (educator/DJ/writer) and Vikki Tobak (journalist/culture writer The FADER, Complex, Mass Appeal, RedBull Music Academy) will frame the conversation. Panelists to include Derrick May, Carleton Gholz, Adriel Thornton and Dee Jones.
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By: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD