This is Complex Movements, an artist collective based in Detroit, Michigan, that connects the complex sciences to social justice movements.

For those that do not know what the complex sciences are, it is explained as a study of complex systems, systems with many parts that interact to produce global behavior that cannot easily be explained in terms of interactions between the individual constituent elements.

Knowing this, Complex Movements uses the complex sciences by integrating their original music into visual arts exhibitions and mobile art installations to create a new way to deliver social justice messages of organizations and individuals who do not feel like they have a voice.

In their recent project, Beware of the Dandelions, Complex Movements uses a 400-square foot polyhedron to visually project sci-fi narratives to their audience. The man behind the visuals and animations is Wes Taylor, who hold graduate degree in 2-D design from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and is currently a Senior Assistant Professor of Art & Design at Lawrence Tech University. What I love about his work is that he created a new way to express the art of storytelling through the uses of computer graphics and music. Looking at the intersection of computer systems and social movements to generate interactive visuals that really speak to its audience is what really inspired me.


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