JOHN SINCLAIR & CARY LOREN in CONVERSATION
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John Sinclair and Cary Loren in conversation about the Detroit Artist's Workshop and all things Detroit, art and counterculture.
CARY LOREN is an artist, musician, writer and bookseller from Detroit. In 1973 he apprenticed with New York City performance artist and filmmaker Jack Smith, and was a founding member of the Destroy All Monsters collective. His work has been shown at the Whitney Biennial of American Art in 2002; Printed Matter and Performa in New York City, 2009; the American Academy in Rome, 2010, and in What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art 1960 to the Present at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island in 2014.
JOHN SINCLAIR is a countercultural giant, poet, music critic, manager, promoter, and activist John Sinclair was born in Flint and raised in Davison, Michigan. He co-founded the Detroit Artists Workshop, the Artists’ Workshop Press, and the countercultural live/work commune Trans-Love Energies Unlimited, which served as a cooperative booking agency for revolutionary bands, including MC5. In 1968, with his wife, Leni, and Lawrence “Pun” Plamondon, he founded the White Panther Party in support of civil rights.