A view of Detroit's ephemeral landscape.
The journey through the Detroit landscape is from a spontaneous drive through the city in Chris Fox’s (Assistant Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan) Dodge Intrepid in February 2014. The journey was tracked in GIS and geotagged photos from the front passenger seat were recorded every few miles or so.
In the new landscape presented here, these photos appear as screens rising above the landscape at approx 300 meters (the backs of the screens are the dashboard of the car.) The city surface is covered with a map of 1872. 1000 meter tall constructions (MODE RNISM) mark historic streams now buried beneath the city surface and (presumably) running through pipes. Floating above the city surface are red outlines of city parcels designated as “use unknown.”