Video by Cass Corridor Films. In an effort to attract new and diverse communities, the DIA opened its facilities to 350 artists and professionals through the Art as Ritual project. Oren Goldberg (Cass Corridor Films) and Bill Danaher (Christ Church Cranbrook) organized the day-long “Art as Ritual: A Conference on Lamentation in Contemporary Performance and Practice” in September 2016. Artists, activists, academics, and the interfaith community participated in 14 interactive sessions led by Detroit artists using the DIA’s galleries, grounds, and theaters.
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