Detroit Film Theatre

Detroit Revealed on Film: plant (3D)

Friday, January 20, 2012 – Sunday, April 29, 2012

1:00 PM  Kresge Reception


Commissioned by the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan,
plant is a three-dimensional investigation of the abandoned Packard auto plant in Detroit by digital artist Paul Kaiser (U-M 2011 Kidder Resident in the Arts) and his partners at OpenEnded Group. Rendered from over 10,000 images shot on site in a three-day period, the twenty-foot projection captures the vast enormity and emptiness of the Packard plant the same time it challenges the boundaries of film, photography and media art. Recorded ambient sound punctuates the piece. plant is free with museum admission as part of the Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010 exhibition, and Detroit Revealed on Film series, and will be repeated throughout the day until one hour prior to museum closing. (running time: approx. 15 min).
Detroit Revealed on Film is presented in conjunction with the DIA exhibition Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010. The films range from bold experiments such as a 3D film shot in the abandoned Packard complex (plant), a tribute to the storied Grande Ballroom (Louder than Love), a kaleidoscopic look at the aspirations of Detroit's citizens and civic leaders (Detroit/State Theater) and documentaries about grass-roots efforts at revitalization and the urban agriculture movement (After the Factory, Grown in Detroit and Urban Roots). 
 This presentation is made possible with the generous support of the
Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 the Kidder Residency in the Arts; and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Seating for the installation of plant (3D) has been generously provided by: