Celebrating 10 Years of Emergence Media

Posted on March 30, 2017

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of Emergence Media. Emergence was founded by Invincible/ill Weaver, Wesley Taylor, and Mike Medow as an experiment in cooperative economics-based music and media. In founding Emergence, we asked ourselves the question: what would a fair trade, cooperative economics model look like in the context of music, media, and cultural work?

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World Premiere of Short Film About “Beware of the Dandelions” Detroit

Posted on January 19, 2017

In the fall of 2016, Complex Movements presented its multimedia project Beware of the Dandelions in Detroit. Beware of the Dandelions is a mobile art installation that functions as a performance, workshop space, and visual arts exhibition. We are excited to share our new short film that showcases the Detroit performances, installation, and community events that took place throughout the month of October.

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Beware of the Dandelions Soundtrack Available Now

Posted on January 10, 2017

Complex Movements is proud to release the Beware of the Dandelions soundtrack, produced by Waajeed and written/performed by Invincible/ill Weaver. The soundtrack was recently featured in the Detroit Metro Times article “The best music from in and around Detroit in 2016”, Complex Magazine’s article “The Complex Staff Lists Their Favorite Songs and Albums of 2016,” and as one of MIMS’ Top 100 Tracks of 2016.

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Support the Detroit Anishinaabe Delegation to Standing Rock

Posted on November 08, 2016

Emergence Media supports the Detroit Delegation to Standing Rock in North Dakota. The Standing Rock tribe’s members and hundreds of other Native people have been protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline since April. The delegation, planned by Aadizookaan and the Detroit Anishinaabe Family, will bring much needed supplies to the Standing Rock camp, provide workshops to boost moral, and build indigenous support.

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Complex Movements Hosts Community Events During Beware of the Dandelions Residency in Detroit

Posted on October 11, 2016

Complex Movements is presenting its project Beware of the Dandelions (BotD) in Detroit throughout the month of October. Read on to learn more about the special community events taking place this month.

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THEY: Interview with Mo Willis

Posted on October 04, 2016

Morgan Mann Willis is part of the team at bklyn boihood, lead editor of the anthology “Outside the XY: Queer, Brown Masculinity,” and is working on their novel “Politics from Nowhere”. Morgan offers organizational strategy and management consultation for community-driven collectives. She is also the program director of the Allied Media Conference.

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THEY: Interview with Nico

Posted on September 28, 2016

Nico is a non binary fat femme Afro Tainx Boriqua and lifelong brooklynite. They are the campaign organizer of TransJustice program at the Audre Lorde Project. Nico is fiercely committed to his communities. He is a cultural worker who uses multiple mediums to document history, share knowledge and create avenues to reconnect to the ancestors. On their many journeys, they are learning history and using it to fuel their fight for the revolution. 

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