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Dots versus Demolition D


created by. Tyree Guyton
location. detroit

The city of Detroit twice bulldozed (in 1991 and 1999) several Heidelberg houses, including one belonging to the artist. To challenge the sometimes arbitrary, sometimes strategic demolitions, Guyton painted coloured spots throughout the city on homesthat, though uninhabitable, were not slated for destruction. These spots question the logic behind the placing of the numbered Ds for destruction. The artist?s subjective action puts that of the city into perspective, rationalized by so-called safety and health standards. Guyton thus lays bare one of the major factors of uncertainty in the face of municipal decisions and the obstacles to citizens? involvement.
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