Tris Vonna-Michell interview (Berlin)

    Check-in Architecture

    Interview, 2008

    Perched in the top floor of the five-story Kunst Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, artist Tris Vonna-Michell has rebuilt Detroit. Not in an architectural model (though there is a map), Vonna-Michell has rebuilt Detroit as a recording studio, a stage, and an installation. This gesamtkunstwerk includes many different elements including the artist himself who will be on hand for much of the exhibition, ready to perform at a moment's notice.

    Mission by Andrew Berardini, Luca Legnani

    To read Martin Herbert's consideration of Vonna-Michell's work in the January 2009 issue of Artforum, click here.