The Radicalization Process Papers



A collection of boxes is discovered in the basement of a house on the border of Detroit and Hamtramck. In them, a rich personal archive of publication clippings, which appear to chronicle radical U.S. histories of the 60s and 70s. Using the archive as a performative platform, the artists invite audiences to engage with the materials contained in the boxes that blur the boundaries between fact and fiction, real and imagined. The ephemera and memorabilia in the The Radicalization Process Papers takes audiences on a journey that navigates layers of historical accounts, art, politics, and cultural artifacts and asks audiences to examine the assumptions of freedom and democracy in popular American culture. Created and compiled by The Hinterlands (Liza Bielby, Richard Newman, Dave Sanders) in collaboration with historian and poet Casey Rocheteau and designer Ben Gaydos.

Presented as part of the group shows “The Stand” curated by Prem Krishnamurthy and Anthony Marcellini at p! (NYC) and “Vital Signs for a New America” curated by Srimoyee Mitra at Stamps Gallery (Ann Arbor, MI)