MOMM and POPP Residency!

Popps Packing welcomes Marion Neumann (filmmaker and cinematographer),  Isamu Krieger (visual artist), and 5 year old daughter Frida from Geneva Switzerland,  our first  Momm and Popp  Residents   thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation!!

For the month of August, Marion Neumann (filmmaker and cinematographer),  Isamu Krieger (visual artist), and 5 year old daughter Frida will be in residence at Popps Packing as part of our new Momm and Popps residency program for parent artists. Marion will be developing a project focused on mycology and how the highly resilient life cycles of fungi can serve as a powerful learning tool for how humans can relate to each other and protect the world they live in.  Her residency kicks off with a Myco Remediation Workshop with mushroom guru Geoffroy R. Grignon on Friday August 5th, (Details below). Meanwhile Isamu, whose work explores the absurd aspects of a paradoxical world with a deep sensitivity and respect for nature, will be working on a live drawing installation in one of Popps gallery spaces. The Momm & Popp Artist Residency is a pilot program designed to cater to national and international artists with families. The program explores hybrid forms of life and work and provides opportunities for artists, families and neighbors to exchange ideas about art and life in order to learn and inspire each other. 

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Franziska Klose (Photographer, Book Artist),Leipzig, Germany.


Franziska Klose works explore postindustrial nature and landscapes within a social-historical context. Her works include photography, artist books and field recordings. She returns to Popps for the second time to photograph and research for her new book „ The New Wild–Detroit“.

The book is part of a long-term project that pictures postindustrial landscapes worldwide.  It will combine pictures of urban and industrial vegetation and various farms in Detroit with historical images and texts to describe the permanent change of Detroit’s urban and social landscape.

Klose studied at Bauhaus-University Weimar, at École Supérieure des Arts Visuels Genève/CH and at Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. She lives in Leipzig, Germany.

More about Franziska Klose’s work here:

Yi Zhou (Artist and Designer),  Beijing
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Yi’s projects are drawn from sociological angles, and focusing primarily on the interrelation between human relations and behavior.
At Popps she will continue to develop her performative and intimate project “Body Memory” A project  based on the hypothesis that the body itself is capable of storing memories, as opposed to just the brain. YI will be setting up a Pop Up Body Memory Clinic at some point during her residency and will be looking for stories in exchange for castings.  We’ll keep you posted on the details.
To learn more about Yi’s work here:




Join us Friday August 26 from 6-10Pm for a special residency exhibition around the Popps compound.