I Rip You, You Rip Me

I Rip You, You Rip Me (honey, we’re going down in history) was a project that Ben Schot and I organised for the Centre of The Arts (CBK) Rotterdam in June 1998. The project zoomed in on the radical and psychedelic underground of Detroit in the late sixties, early seventies with bands and collectives like Iggy & The Stooges, The MC5, Destroy All Monsters and the White Panther Party under the leadership of The MC5’s manager John Sinclair. I Rip You, You Rip Me consisted of exhibitions, a workshop, film screenings, a symposium and performances at local institutes and venues with special guests Destroy All Monsters (Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, Cary Loren, Dave Muller, Art Byington), Charlemagne Palestine, Scanner, John Sinclair, Leni Sinclair, Princess DragonMom (Warren Defever, Davin Brainard, Ronald Cornelissen), in collaboration with artists and musicians from Rotterdam.