Project info

'Detroit' is part of a larger project 'Imag[in]ing America', which depicts a series of locations in the United States as a residue of cultural memory, an inheritance. It is a metaphorical memoir, a narrative re-telling of facts and fictions and it is also a discovery of the dreamland that still is America.

Detroit is a place that has experienced an active form of extreme erasure, of transience and of loss that has embedded itself on the psyche of those that live there and those that pass through. Decadence and erasure evokes a very specific pathos and Detroit's has reverberated around the globe as a kind of symbolic foreshadowing of the imminent end of American Empire. That said; my intention is to engage the complexity of Detroit as a lived space as well as its supposed fall from grace.