three fold —issue no. five, winter 2022

Spotlight Series Artist Preview
Learn more about the eight artists and filmmakers from around the world whose moving image work was celebrated in a Spotlight Series, co-presented by Three Fold, as part of Media City Film Festival’s landmark virtual edition

In Dedication

Three Fold Commissions
Bringing Detroit 
by Ian John Solomon, Jay Orellana & Crystal Mioner

Ruminations on Beauty 
by Rochelle Marrett

Doom and Glory in the Cass Corridor
Part two of a dossier on Detroit visual artist Cay Bahnmiller—dream diaries, Gilbert and Lila Silverman, Der Imker (the beekeeper), mail art, communiqués, a secret spy network, Structo-vision, photography, books, and a kaddish for Cay by Cary Loren

My First Stroll Through Eternity
by Stephen Paul Trimboli

Imaginary Dinner Party, Part Four
Possession by Lynn Crawford


Garrett Caples, Jose Padua, Robert Lopez

The winter 2022 issue of Three Fold is presented in partnership with Media City Film Festival, a trailblazing festival for film and digital art based in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. Since 1994, MCFF has engaged hundreds of artists, such as Yoko Ono, Michael Snow, Alvin Lucier, and others. 

Lead image, Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy, Tracey Moffatt, 35mm︎digital, 1990, courtesy of the artist © Tracey Moffatt and Women Make Movies.
Fig. 2, Cay Bahnmiller, Untitled (detail), 1989, oil on Bristol, 20 x 32 inches, courtesy Detroit Institute of Arts.

Founded in 2020, Three Fold is an independent quarterly based in Detroit that presents exploratory points of view on arts, culture, and society in addition to original works in various media, including visual art, literature, film and the performing arts. We solicit and commission contributions from artists, writers, and activists around the world. Three Fold is a publication of Trinosophes Projects, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Three Fold recognizes, supports, and advocates for the sovereignty of Michigan's twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. We operate on occupied territories called Waawiiyaataanong, named by the Anishinaabeg and including the Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewatomi (Potawatomi) peoples. We hold to commit to Indigenous communities in Waawiiyaataanong, their elders, both past and present, and future generations.