I LOVE DETROIT

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Created: 09/24/10
Last Edited: 12/04/12
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Quotes people made about Detroit were taken out of context and paired with facts and statements about violence and crime in the city, giving a sarcastic and ironic tone to controversial messages about Detroit.
  • I LOVE DETROIT
    ...but she's got some problems
  • Things that should be unacceptable in any city have become overlooked in Detroit, even boasted to an extent. People seem to either take pride in Detroit's violent reputation, or they're simply apathetic. The focus of this project was to expose Detroit's issues that are too often overlooked, ignored, or are not being addressed appropriately.

    Taking quotes people made about Detroit were taken out of context and paired with facts and statements about violence and crime in the city, giving a sarcastic and ironic tone to controversial messages about Detroit. The messages were then painted on 4x8 boards of plywood, (a material that is commonly used to cover up things we've abandoned) and then drilled into the sides of two abandoned buildings along Michigan Ave, creating a gallery of messages within two blocks. Collaboration with Marilyn Chapman.

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