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Invincible ill


Weaver

Invincible ill Weaver
Lyricist & Performance Artist
Detroit, MI
2015 USA Fellow

This award is generously supported by the Ford Foundation.
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Invincible/ill Weaver is a Detroit based lyricist, performance artist, and activist. They spent over a decade organizing with Detroit Summer, a multi-racial, inter-generational collective in Detroit that is transforming communities through youth facilitative leadership, creativity, and collective action. Invincible co-founded the Detroit Future Youth network to support social justice and media-based youth projects throughout the city. They produce events, organize actions, design curriculum, facilitate workshops, weave participatory community media projects, and beyond, while simultaneously creating music, media, and touring internationally.

As a co-founder of EMERGENCE media, Invincible released their debut album ShapeShifters (2008) and produced award winning videos like The Revival (2009) about women in hip-hop, and Locusts (2008) resisting displacement and gentrification in Detroit. They have performed around the world for two decades, both as a solo artist, and featured as part of the gender justice Hip-Hop collective ANOMOLIES, and in collaboration with Platinum Pied Pipers. They teamed up with longtime producer Waajeed in 2010 to release “Detroit Summer/Emergence.” Invincible was a 2010 fellow of Kresge Arts in Detroit, and a 2009 fellow of the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for Women and Gender in the Arts and media. They currently do not perform or present solo work.Invincible/ill is working with Complex Movements to create Beware of the Dandelions- an interactive multimedia installation exploring the relationship between complex sciences and social justice movements through science fiction, music, projections, animation, workshops, and organizing. The project is inspired by Grace Lee Boggs, Charity Hicks, Sheddy Rollins, and Detroit movement networks.

Portrait photo by nye Wokoma for Ijo Arts Media Group.

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  • Performing Beware of the Dandelions with Complex Movements, Seattle © Inye Wokoma for Ijo Arts Media Group
  • Performing Beware of the Dandelions with Complex Movements, Seattle © Inye Wokoma for Ijo Arts Media Group
  • Participating in Direct Action Blockade of Water Shut Off Company Homrich Demolition © Stephen Mcgee