HALFTIME IN AMERICA
David Gordon Green, 2012 (2min)
Michael Pfaendfner, 2010 (13min)
Chrysler Ad, featuring Clint Eastwood
A made-in-Detroit tale of love, goats and taxidermy. They’ve been tagged as pirates, bikers of the lake, hippies, misfits, outcasts and even radicals. Whether dressing in prom gowns while they race or bellowing their battle cry “Huj, Huj Harja”, they stand in stark contrast to the pretentious yacht club crowd at any given regatta. These are the sailors and crew of the Detroit Sail Club. Drive through the overgrown, vine-covered gate and you’ll find a place like no other. Once guarded by a bearded billy goat named Nemo, the Detroit Boat Works is home to the Detroit Sail Club. The club shares space with the rusted steel skeleton of a former brick factory, a decommissioned Detroit fire engine, the remains of a sunken schooner, a repurposed school bus and dozens of castoff sailboats awaiting new owners ready to breathe life into them once again.
FALLOW CITY 09/22 @ 11:54AM
Berenika Boberska (5min)
Fallow City is a fictional near future scenario – a proposition for the abandoned suburbs of Detroit. Shown as a stop motion animation of a large physical model of archetypal suburbia (based on Hamtramck ), the project imagines transformations over time, which re-purpose or mis-use the suburban forms. A fallow season, as in the practice of agriculture, creates an interruption where unusual uses and forms can flourish. How would this strategy look if applied to the city?
Published on Sep 15, 2012