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Tris Vonna-Michell interview (Berlin)

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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.