Demolition. Detroit. Disneyland.
|Place: Detroit (USA)
Time: 4 Hours
Space: Abandoned buildings
Cost: 500-1000 $
Public actors: –
Private actors: Object Orange
Detroit. Demolition. Disneyland.
is an artistic project that wants to bring attenction on abandoned buildings in Detroit, by painting them with “Tiggerrific Orange”, from the Disney paint catalogue. The local artists group Object Orange choose neighborhoods with a high visibility from the highway, and the bright orange colour because it’s often used as a warning colour, to better highlight the problem of decay in the city. They have sometime chosen buildings that were already decided to be demolished, sometimes the building are demolished after they paint them orange. The
Mayor’s office views the artists action as vandalism. With this action they want to declare “this building aren’t scenery” and they try to bring awareness into the people, to invite everyone to take action, making everyone looking not only at these houses, but also ar every abandoned building in their city.
Object Orange Flickr