We believe that the continued progress of Detroit may be augmented through the exhibition of the region’s exemplary creative talent on the global stage. The CAMP (Community Arts Moving Projects) program aims to facilitate this by giving Detroit artists, makers and thinkers the opportunity to create beautiful and inspired projects that will be displayed at Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival before they are relocated into our neighborhoods.
We are challenging creators to make pieces that will reflect the heart and future of Detroit while taking advantage of the unique resources available to the city.
Every year CAMP Detroit has a studio space, we travel around, we are vagabonds. Only used for 2 months out of the year this aspect of our project has given us a pretty neat tour of the city. This years space has been graciously donated by Woodbridge Pub owner, Jim Geary. The space came with a couple of caveats which have made it really special:
1. Clean it up, the space used to be a machine shop but has sat pretty much unused for the past 15 years.
2. Paint the boarded up windows, help beautify the Woodbridge neighborhood which will also detour crime and overall negative energy.
The entire CAMP team is pumped to have the opportunity to participate in such an awesome cause. Our studio space for now, but who knows what for the future, a restaurant, arcade, coffee shop? It’ll feel great to know that we played a small part in the growth of business in this city.
Yesterday we helped Jim run electricity to the building for the first time in over a decade. Turning on the lights was exhilarating, can’t wait to see what our artists create and what the future holds for this awesome space!
Many, many thanks go out to Jim for being a long-term supporter of CAMP and the entire Detroit maker and doer community.
Pharos3: A 20’ tall series of ascending linear cubes using rhythmic progression, color, and light to mimic the characteristics of a lighthouse.
STALA Infinite: An element of the REbirth of Detroit, STALA Infinite combines automobile design-knowledge for inspiration and cutting-edge LED technology with local production.
movement barrier 3: This installation will play on the sense of sight. People walking up to and around the piece will experience a visual shift in the patterns of the barrier. We want festival goers to gather, interact and enjoy the installation on whatever level they choose.
Bloom Box: A vertical garden rendered by the color and texture of vegetation to resemble a 90’s boom box, promoting the perception of self as part of a greater whole.
The Good-Time Floral-Bloom Spatial-Equalizer Canopy is a viscerally engaging, audio-responsive light and color sculpture.
Eleven: A minimalist sculpture installation blurring the lines between form and function. Inviting the public to fully inhabit space, technicolor shapes testify in silence.