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No Safety Net 3.0

UMS’s Renegade Festival returns for its third installment in January and February 2023.

This three-week festival tackles contemporary issues with opportunities for dialogue and inquiry. No Safety Net 3.0 will encompass live performances, installations, digital presentations, and other opportunities for dialogue and action.

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
No Safety Net 3.0 is presented in partnership with the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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Upcoming Events

The Plastic Bag Store
Film Screening
Installation
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Performance

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Robin Frohardt’s
The Plastic Bag Store

Tuesday, January 17 - Sunday, February 5

The Plastic Bag Store is a public art installation and immersive film experience that questions our culture of consumption and convenience — specifically, the enduring effects of our single-use plastics.

salt:dispersed
Digital Event
No Safety Net
Performance

No Safety Net

salt:dispersed
Selina Thompson

Tuesday, January 17 - Monday, February 13

In this digital presentation, performance artist Selina Thompson recreates her award-winning dramatic monologue about a journey she made by cargo ship to retrace the triangular route of the transatlantic slave trade.

Are we not drawn onward to new erA
No Safety Net
Performance
Q&A

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Are we not drawn onward to new erA
Ontroerend Goed

Friday, January 20 - Saturday, January 21

Like its title, this performance is a palindrome that you will be able to see both forwards and backwards. A visual metaphor for this crucial moment in our future history, tracing the process of humans moving towards their downfall — or their salvation.

Cultural Exchange Rate
Installation
Interactive
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Cultural Exchange Rate
Tania El Khoury

Tuesday, January 24 - Sunday, January 29

Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury presents an interactive live art project, in which you immerse yourself into one family’s secret boxes to explore sounds, images, and textures that trace more than a century of border crossings.

Our Carnal Hearts
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Performance

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Our Carnal Hearts
Rachel Mars

Wednesday, February 1 - Saturday, February 4

Rachel Mars and four belting female singers come at you with a hilarious dark show about the hiding workings of one of our uglier emotions…envy.

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters
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Performance

No Safety Net

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters
Rachel Mars

Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, February 5

Rachel Mars’s filthy, funny, and intimate show creates a love letter to the lost art of letter writing…which has degraded into X-rated anonymized sexts from platforms like Whatsapp and Grindr.

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