Mike Fleisch was born near Boston, grew up in Milwaukee, went to film school in Boston, and currently lives in Cincinnati with his wife and three sons. His short film, To Eat, played many festivals including Boston, Arizona, Maryland, and Filmstock, where it received Best Ensemble Acting.Mike is an award-winning designer, filmmaker, and writer. A graphic facilitator since 2003, he has created live, realtime visual representations from the speech of luminaries as diverse as Warren Buffett and Noam Chomsky. Chase Public, Mike’s nonprofit art and assembly space, has hosted poetry readings, music concerts, art openings, book signings, independent theater, stand-up comedy, hotly-contested debates, collaborative art-making, radical activism workshops, crazy-ass parties, and maybe one bird fight. Mostly poetry readings.Mike remains a regular contributor to HiLobrow, one of TIME magazine’s top ten blogs of 2010, where he recently completed a term as Artist-in-Residence. He is strongly considering getting his first tattoo at SXSW.
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