here now their then
Jam Handy Building, Detroit
Blending methods of installation and documentary, here now their then is an intensive look at both distant and recent histories of the Jam Handy building. Using this space as a catalyst for investigation, twelve hanging headphones tell narratives of the building’s past and present. While a playful experience, the artwork becomes bittersweet in the context of Detroit. The intervention leads the viewer to consider all of the lost histories of the vacant spaces that inhabit the city while illuminating something too often overlooked; people are still living, working, and creating in Detroit.