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Michael Smith

Host Michael Rush in conversation with artist Michael Smith who has been producing videos, performances, and installations for over three decades, often via his performance persona, Mike. MICHAEL reveals how he and Mike have more in common than we realize. For Performa09 a collaboration called Camp Kid Friendly featured Malcolm Stuart’s hoop dance troupe, Color Wheel, together with friends, performing with Baby IKKI at SculptureCenter. Manipulating hoops, fire, and other objects, the dancers activate Mike Kelley’s and Michael Smith’s video installation, A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, with a carnivalesque performance (33 minutes).


Rush Interactive


Artists in conversation and debate with host Michael Rush, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. In addition to his career as a museum director, he is an award winning curator, and widely published author and critic. He was Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, and Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004.