state-theatre #4 DETROIT

2012, HD, 53’
with: Janet Anderson, Jessica Care Moore, Kate Daughdrill, Mike Hauser, Dan Pitera, David Rambeau

Detroit, once America’s center for auto-industry and theater, was shrinking to a third of its population. What used to be the space for theatrical presentation, nowadays presents the urban crisis. What once was private space became public open space for societal negotiation. In front of the backdrop of former Michigan Theatre, today a parking garage for the adjacent office building, the film stages the performative discourse of six locations, six neighborhoods, and six Detroiters: „…we’re sort of talking about Detroit in a way that it itself is a theater, that it itself is the object to behold.“