This video is an excerpt taken from the Mobile Homestead Christening Ceremony and Launch, September 25, 2010 2010–2011
Three videos chart the maiden voyage of Kelley's homestead as it travels along Detroit's Michigan Avenue. Encountering characters from bikers and prostitutes, church officials and social workers, to heroin addicts and heads of local industry, the trilogy provides a portrait of the city.
The final in the trilogy, this video documents the launch of the mobile section of the homestead, in which speeches and performances by local poets and musicians are captured with Kelley’s lifelong sense of sceptical realism.
For more information about Mobile Homestead, visit: artangel.org.uk/project/mobile-homestead/
Image: Inflating balloons for the christening of Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead (25 September 2010).
Photograph: Ronald Thibault
Duration of full video: 55.01 min © Estate of Mike Kelley.
All rights reserved. Courtesy of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts