A Project by Lisa Kortschak

DETROIT OVERTURE 

An empty abandoned hall. Daylight and street noises penetrate the space through the porous walls. Only the dilapidated, however, still impressively splendid ceiling refers to the history of the location, which once was considered as Detroit’s most famous concert hall. Now eight cars enter the hall successively and park. As soon as all vehicles come to a stand, silence occurs before the concert starts. The Michigan Theatre - formerly known as Detroit’s most spectacular theatre for concert and film - today is only used as a parking garage. Built in the course of the car-industry’s impetus, then hit and finally shut down by the industry’s economic turbulence the ‘Michigan’ today gets regular visits by one clientele only- namely by cars.


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