Summer guests at FILTER DETROIT and Tree of Haven Farm

kerstin November 13th, 2010

The Tree of Heaven Woodshops: Annette Weisser, Ingo Vetter und Mitch Cope as well as other helpers from Detroit worked more on the ‘Tree of Heaven Farm’ this summer. They set up a new fence out of tree of heaven branches for the farm, which looks great next to the FILTER DETROIT research residency.

Tree of Heaven Farm next to FILTER DETROIT
The “Tree of Heaven Farm” has been established in the summer of 2009 with the support of the   Smart Museum of Art for its collaboraiton project “Heartland” together with the Van Abbemuseum.  Go to http://treeofheavenwoodshop.com
Artis and film maker Nina Könnemann came to live at FILTER DETROIT together wih he boy-friend. During her time spend in Detroit she researched on new works in he making and worked on the footage and editing of a music video of the German band “Tocotronic. For them Nina created a film essay about the closing of Detroit’s public schools, specificcally Elementary schools for their song:’Die FOLTER ENDET NIE’.
Thank you to Nina and Jay for painting the back rooms of FILTER DETROIT.

Fieke van Berkom was the last guest at FILTER DETROIT this summer. While traveling through North America the Dutch photographer decided to stop in Detroit. For FILTER DETROIT she organized a bike and was cruising around in the city with it all the time exploring the visual landscapes.

Fieke van Berkom in Detroit

Fieke van Berkom in Detroit

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