Mobile Homestead
  • Year2011
  • Duration180 min

One of America's most influential artists of recent times, Mike Kelley's last project before his death in 2011 is a personal dedication to his hometown of Detroit. Following the "maiden voyage" of a mobile home; a replica of the house he grew up in, the three videos of Mobile Homestead take us from the Museum of Contemporary art in Detroit (MOCAD) to the old Kelley family home in the suburbs. Featuring Detroit's famed Michigan Avenue, which stretches through some of the city's most historic neighbourhoods, the video trio visits sites of cultural treasures -- including where Motown Records once was -- and streets which stand as a reminder of a livelier past. Intercut by interviews with the inhabitants, Kelley interweaves a narrative of reminiscence and urban life through the stories of fascinating and bizarre characters. Commissioned by Artangel with support from the LUMA Foundation, the Mike Kelley Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. A joint presentation by Site Gallery, Sheffield and Artangel, London. On until 20 July

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Mobile Homestead can be viewed from 10:00 - 17:00 at the Site Gallery throughout Doc/Fest.

  • Director(s): Mike Kelley
  • Producer(s): Laura Sillars, Scott Benzall
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Format: Video
  • Premiere status: None
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