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Machine Dazzle: Ouroboros, Act 3

Ouroboros Runway Show, featuring Machine Dazzle and Thornetta Davis

Photo of Machine Dazzle at his Penny Stamps Speaker Series event, by A.J. Saulsberry
Photo of Machine Dazzle at his Penny Stamps Speaker Series event, by A.J. Saulsberry

Friday, June 14, 2024
5:00 – 7:30 pm


In-person Event

U-M Museum of Art
Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Apse, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Open to the public
Free of charge

Experience an electrifying fusion of sculpture, couture, and movement at the Ouroboros Runway Show. Featuring 12 extravagant wearables designed by Machine Dazzle (2024 Roman J. Witt Artist In Residence), this performance will set the stage for Act 3 of Machine Dazzle: Ouroboros at UMMA

Witness the spectacle as Detroit’s very own Queen of Blues, Thornetta Davis, sets the tone with her soul-stirring melodies. This is more than a runway show; it’s an artistic rebellion, a bold reimagining of life, death, and the cycles in between. Make this part of your Pride Month itinerary and come celebrate the final act of Ouroboros.

Performances at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm. Stop by and take in the sights and sounds before heading to the opening night of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. 

Free and open to the public. No tickets or advance registration required. Queer maximalist lewks are welcome!

Run time: approximately 20 minutes.

About Machine Dazzle: Machine Dazzle is the 2024 Roman J. Witt Artist In Residence. For nearly two decades, Machine Dazzle has been producing spectacular costumes, sets, and performances that transfix audiences with a maximalist kaleidoscope. Machine is the recipient of 2023 – 24 Roman J. Witt Residency, and has been commissioned by UMMA and Stamps to create his first major museum commission, a new sculptural installation called Machine Dazzle: Ouroboros. The sculpture evolves over three chapters from March through July 2024, and uses trash recovered from local waterways as its primary material to contemplate our own extravagant cycles of life, death, waste, and rebirth.