In Detroit, the city that became the national symbol of the 2008 recession, art thrives. As the vacant lots and crime get national attention, the scene on the street level takes advantage of the significant unique surroundings making for world class poets, photographers, painters and musicians. Art X Detroit is pleased to present a short video series by Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Stephen McGee, featuring 37 Kresge Artists. This video is the collection of all (37) 45 second films that were originally released once a day for 37 straight days in early 2010. The artists featured are in the performing, literary and visual arts and are all part of the 2008-2010 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship Awardees and Eminent Artists. This series focuses on the work, theories, practices and influences of the artists as well as the state of Detroit. The deadline given to the filmmaker was 1.5 months to create, shoot, produce and edit (37) 45 second films and then 1.5 months to create (37) 2-3 minute films of each artist.
This series was produced, directed and shot by the filmmaker and his wife. Also special thanks to Chris Hersey and Tim West.
Please enjoy and thank you for viewing.
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