Jun 11, 2018 | Press Releases

Cobo Art Announces June Digital Art Presentation, Jump, by Latinx-American Artist, Analisa Teachworth

Video part of “The Big Screen: Cobo Center Marquee Series" funded by Knight Foundation

DETROIT, MI (8 June 2018) – The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA) and Cobo Art announced a new video work, Jump, as part of the year-long series “The Big Screen: Cobo Center Marquee Series.” Jump was created by artist Analisa Teachworth and will appear on Cobo Center’s Marquee video board on Washington Boulevard throughout June. Still images from the video are available here.

Jump is a short video with scenes of the artist's hometown in rural Michigan. It examines the passing of time and the moment in which we presently exist through landscape; clouds floating above water and forest, the simple act of swimming, only able to be experienced within the moment on that day. The video piece stands as a stewardship to developing a more profound relationship with the capricious moments lost in futures to come.

“We’re thrilled by the array of art and creativity that the video series is contributing to Detroit,’’ said Lisa Canada, Vice Chair, Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority and Chair, Cobo Art. “Like Teachworth, each month’s featured artist is helping to broaden the way our visitors see and engage with Cobo Center and the city.’’

“The Big Screen: Cobo Center Marquee Series” is made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. Each month, a different artist will have the opportunity to have his or her work displayed.

“I’m excited to have this work in particular featured as part of the Big Screen: Cobo Center Marquee Series,” said Teachworth. “It’s the perfect scale to help the focus of this work really jump out at viewers – simple and everyday elements that can otherwise be easily overlooked.”

Teachworth is a Latinx-American artist who has worked with a wide range of digital and physical mediums. Her portfolio encompasses the production of new media (video and web development) in her personal practice and her digital company and art collective, 4Real. Her work often depicts a social consciousness, her Hispanic ancestry, displacement and upbringing in the landscape of abandoned industrial Detroit. She often uses herself as an inherent element within her work portraying her active role in reference to a history of femininity and an inevitable discourse of our post-colonial society.

“The Big Screen: Cobo Center Marquee Series” is part of a new ambitious public art initiative launched by the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority and the DRCFA Art Foundation. Alivia Zivich is the Curatorial Consultant for the series. Zivich has exhibited her work in Detroit, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Vienna, Tokyo, and London. Since 2012, Zivich has acted as Curatorial & Production Manager of DLECTRICITY™, Detroit’s art and light festival. In 2013, Zivich co-founded What Pipeline, an artist-run gallery in Southwest Detroit. Her recent exhibitions include a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and group shows at Carl Louie, Ontario, and Mini Goethe Institute, NYC.

Cobo Art’s initiative, which will soon include a permanent 30’ x 30’ fresco painting by Hubert Massey, has Detroit’s Cobo Center joining major convention centers throughout the country featuring public art including cities such as Chicago, Nashville, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C. Cobo Center’s curator is Maureen Devine. Located downtown on the beautiful Detroit Riverfront, Cobo Center is one of the largest convention centers in the nation offering 723,000 square feet of exhibit space.

About the DRCFA:

On 9/15/09, operational control of Cobo Center transferred to the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority, under a collaborative agreement by the Michigan State Legislature, the City of Detroit, and Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Each of these entities has an appointed member on the DRCFA Board. Larry Alexander is the appointee of the Governor of the State of Michigan and serves as Chairman of the Board. For more information visit: http://www.drcfa.org/.

The DRCFA Art Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It was created on July 31, 2015.

About Cobo Center:

With 723,000 square feet of exhibit space, Cobo Center boasts one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in North America and is the 17th largest convention center in the country. Visit online at www.cobocenter.com.

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Media Contacts:

Heather George, 313-832-2210, 248-417-5773 (mobile), [email protected]

Tess Francke, 313-832-2210, 248-514-7113 (mobile), [email protected]

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