junho 27, 2013

Detropia - the movie

Official trailer

Detropia is a documentary about Detroit, MI. The person who showed me this city told me about this movie. In one word, Detroit is emptiness.

Detroit + Utopia represent what I've seen that afternoon with my friend. It was a weirdo day. The biggest car factory in the world is helpless. More words: confusion, daydream, hallucination, violence. Detroit has today serious problems with violence and murders.

Like a classic old west, just updated in time and place. Deserted houses, forgotten people, neglected. Maybe a good space for farms... no way! The lack of life is welcome for expressions, for artists' sprouting installations everywhere.

If Vhils was living there, everybody could have a huge portrait on the walls.

Alexandre Farto, London.

Details about the movie
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Country: USA
Release date: 21 January 2012.
Filming Location: Detroit, MI.

Isabela: Brazilian, designer, works with automotive fabrics in the US. She did psychology college as well and had enjoyed a lot. She is living abroad for while, maybe because this she likes trends, cultures and behaviors.

Um comentário:

  1. As depicted in the movie, Detroit is all about decay right now.
    Nevertheless, the movie also show that artists are settling there, due to the low costs for living there.
    Maybe the city just need to look into a new direction to find a solution, and these artists are giving them a cue.
    By the way, I've never being there.


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