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Kate Levy: Fate of the Machinery

combo image of installion and video still

Shown: Composite image of Installation Fate of the Machinery and video still from Maker Fair 2017 the Garage

March 21 - April 7, 2023
Public Lecture: March 30th, 3 p.m.     Reception: March 30th, 4 – 6 p.m.

Kate Levy, b. 1984, Royal Oak, MI, is a lens-based artist who uses research, documentary and community organizing methods to interrogate systems of power, to challenge narratives deployed by those systems and to support work for social justice.  Fate of the Machinery explores the complicated process of using family wealth to change the systems from which one benefits. It consists of an installation of three components: archival ephemera, photographs and videos. Viewers are invited to consider the ways family structures require us to prioritize money over the lives of non-family. The artist invites viewers to record instances where their own family has been affected by a plant closure, or how their own family benefited from the plight of others Video components of the exhibition offer an unprecedented look at battles within Detroit during the city’s historic bankruptcy and proclaimed “comeback.”

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