11am - 5pm
Free with Museum Admission
Artist Russ Orlando presents a weekend of performances on the grounds of the Mattress Factory, in works that further examine the origins of Detroit, his birthplace, and the sustained complexities in this cradle of the automotive industry. These pieces continue a dialog the artist began in his Mattress Factory installation, "Cured," now on display as part of the exhibition Detroit: Artists in Residence.
This event is free with purchase of museum admission.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 Born in Detroit, Russ Orlando earned his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited across the country, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Northern Clay Center and MOCAD (The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit). Orlando comes from a ceramics background, a medium that forced him to slow down and take his time. The progression led him to sculpture, and then to installation. Though the installations can stand on their own, Orlando incorporates a performance element into his work. By adding himself into what he calls his “performstallations”, he can directly engage and experience the viewer’s reaction.