This video is an excerpt taken from 'Going East on Michigan Avenue from Westland to Downtown Detroit'
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.
In the second video the homestead returns to the city centre, reversing the so-called 'white flight' that occurred in the wake of the notorious riots of 1967. Interviews with local residents, as in the first video, are underscored by Kelley's characteristically dark humour and biting commentary, offering a bleak but revelatory take on life in the Midwest.
For more information about Mobile Homestead, visit: artangel.org.uk/project/mobile-homestead/
Image: Mobile Homestead, Mike Kelley, 2010. An Artangel commission.
Photo by Corine Vermeulen; courtesy of the Mike Kelley Foundation
Duration of full video: 76.17 min © Estate of Mike Kelley. All rights reserved.
Courtesy of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts