I recently was invited by my good friend and artist Andrew Davis
to contribute work to an interesting project. He was contacted by a gentleman who is filming an independent film at an abandoned church in Detroit. When Andrew described this all to me a couple of weeks back i didn't know what to make of it, but i was intrigued, so i went over to the space to check it out and speak with the filmmaker. The church was most likely built sometime in the early 1920s, and used to be a Catholic church. It has a vast interior that my photos don't really capture, and hasn't held meetings or been occupied since 1988.
The filmmaker had the permission of the building's current owner to film in there, and the owner was open to the idea of artists adding to the space in soem sort of way. the idea was to prepare the space for it's next life as a community center.
My thinking was to remember what this space meant to those who used to inhabit it, and to add not detract from it's integrity. I hope that this was accomplished. A big thanks to Andrew Davis, Jeff Mullin, and Ray Domzalski for teaming up and assisting me with this.