The third annual Free City festival takes place on July 3rd during Flint’s Independence Day fireworks through July 4 during commemoration of the Declaration of Independence. Free City 2015: Being Here draws attention to the affects of media on consciousness, at times commenting on our dislocation from physical places, at others seeking transcendent connections by means of chips and wireless devices.
Being Here features projects by Emily Puthoff (Kingston, NY; traveling film series), Garret Linn (New York; minimalist sound wave installation), Eric Barry Drasin (New Jersey; audio-visual performance), Paige Barnett (Detroit; large-scale photo installation), Peter Pawlicki (Sterling Heights; meditative labyrinth), FIG Projects (Montreal; Dial-a-City telecommunications performance), Melisa Morgan (Detroit; social media performance), Kriss Gaynes (Detroit; video and live performance), Gregory Hatch (Columbus, OH; textile performance), and musical performances by MOG, Apollo’s Din, Handwringer, and Saturday Night Gypsies curated by Jay Rowland.
July 3: 6 pm – midnight
July 4: 2 pm – midnight
Where: Chevy Commons, Stevenson St. between University and Kearsley, Flint, Michigan