detroit brain frame

ANNOUNCING DETROIT BRAIN FRAME!

Brain Frame is a performative comix reading series from Chicago. Brain Frame invites alternative comics and zine artists to interpret their work in front of an open-minded audience, incorporating elements impossible to reproduce on a printed page. Brain Frame involves projections, performance, music, noise, props, costumes, horror, humor, and the avant-garde. Readers are encouraged to be as weird and ambitious as possible.

Brain Frame’s first Detroit edition features readings by locals artists as well as a few seasoned Chicagoans:

Suzanne Baumann
Tom Carey
Davin Brainard
Lyra Hill
Steve Hughes
Emma Rand
Cabaret BLACK EYE

Friday, October 18, 7PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave.
FREE :: with suggested $5 museum admission

Artists will have merchandise for sale; all proceeds go to artists. Bring some cash!

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Poster by Andy Gabrysiak.

DETROIT BRAIN FRAME

Brain Frame is a performative comix reading series from Chicago. Brain Frame invites alternative comics and zine artists to interpret their work in front of an open-minded audience, incorporating elements impossible to reproduce on a printed page. Brain Frame involves projections, performance, music, noise, props, costumes, horror, humor, and the avant-garde. Readers are encouraged to be as weird and ambitious as possible.

Brain Frame’s first Detroit edition features readings by locals artists as well as a few seasoned Chicagoans:

Suzanne Baumann
Tom Carey
Davin Brainard
Lyra Hill
Steve Hughes
Emma Rand
Cabaret BLACK EYE

Friday, October 18, 7PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave.
FREE :: with suggested $5 museum admission

Artists will have merchandise for sale; all proceeds go to artists. Bring some cash!

BRAINFRAME.TUMBLR.COM
EXPANDED COMIX :: EXPANDED MINDS

Poster by Andy Gabrysiak

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Emma Rand, accompanied by vocal effects from Jamie Lee and musical effects from Jen David, invited her boisterous audience to guide the character Albert, a hapless, novice knight, through Emma’s online choose-your-own-adventure comic Choose at Detroit Brain Frame on October 18th, 2013.

Video thanks to Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman [camera, sound] and Lyra Hill [editing]

DETROIT BRAIN FRAME went so well that the Knight Foundation blogged about it! In a magnificent show of local talent and force, our Detroit performers ran the gamut of funny, friendly, eerie, crass, confusing, and disturbed (an ideal cocktail) and the city came out in full support, packing MOCAD’s warehouse-sized cafe. “Overall, it was a fascinating and highly engaging show, showing the wide range of expressive modes stemming from and expanding on the comix medium.” Go read about it, and look forward to photos and videos soon.

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Tom Carey performed his dreamlike, warbling interpretation of Hindu mythology, Mama 3 Eyes, with giant, intricate shadow puppets, an overhead projector, and a track mixed and recorded by Dan Tower, at Detroit Brain Frame on October 18th, 2013.

Video thanks to Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman [camera, sound] and Lyra Hill [editing]

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Suzanne Baumann, accompanied by Jen David performing music and sound effects, read a collection of amusing selections from her serial, truth-based comic As Eavesdropped at Detroit Brain Frame on October 18th, 2013.

Video thanks to Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman [camera, sound] and Lyra Hill [editing]

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Steve Hughes, the writer and publisher behind Stupor, a collaborative zine project, read Lucky Fucking Day - about a pumpkin-headed man, his unenthusiastic mistress, and a (factual) explosion of $100 bills on the freeway - to a backdrop of earthy scans of detritus and ephemera created for Detroit Brain Frame on October 18th, 2013.

Video thanks to Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman [camera, sound] and Lyra Hill [editing]

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Davin Brainard invited five audience members up to the front of the room to each request a drawing of anything, anything at all, a challenge to which he rose admirably, sketching on camera and quipping unremittingly at Detroit Brain Frame on October 18th, 2014.

Video thanks to Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman [camera, sound] and Lyra Hill [editing]

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Cabaret Black Eye, a project of Rotland Press, built up to destroy a series of precarious sculptures and set pieces, interrupted by a confused (stand-up) comic and culminating with the excision of a fatty abscess in an ultimately flawless demonstration of masculine-industrial work and failure entitled The Carbuncle Procedure at Detroit Brain Frame on October 18th, 2013.

Performed by:
Chris Butterfield + Adam James Fuller as “Two Chumps”
Andy Gabrysiak as “The Guy”
Matthew Hunt as “Mister Ricky”
S William Schudlich as “The Preceptor”
Ryan Standfest as “Factory Head”

Live Music By
Matthew Daher, Percussion
Scott Masson, Harmonium

Video thanks to Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman [camera, sound] and Lyra Hill [editing]