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Rehearsal for Revolution

Rehearsal for Revolution is a set of monoprints created for the Detroit Artist Market's "Now and Then" show remembering the 1967 Rebellion in Detroit. The show opened in April 2017 and featured a variety of local artists. My artist statement for the show is as follows:

"The truth is that mass demonstrations are rehearsals for revolution: not strategic or even tactical ones, but rehearsals of revolutionary awareness." - John Berger

riot: a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.
a violent public disorder; specifically :  a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with a common intent

rebellion: an act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler.
demonstration:  a public display of group feelings toward a person or cause

a :  a sudden, radical, or complete change
b :  a fundamental change in political organization; especially :  the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed
c :  activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation
d :  a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something :  a change of paradigm the Copernican revolution

memory:  the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms

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