Detroit Never Stops

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Checking in with filmmaker and longtime friend of Defgrip Joe Cookie, here’s one of his latest projects: A quick look at the activities of artist Ryan C. Doyle, a “mechanical and interactive artist” who repurposes the decayed ruins of Detroit landscapes to fuel his art, both literally and figuratively.

Ryan sends an optimistic message about Detroit by embracing its unique qualities and all the weirdness that comes along with a city that’s been through so much. Rather than employing a “me too” attitude or comparing Detroit to other cities more known for their art, Ryan uses his mechanical skills to create art and environments quite far removed from what you’d find anywhere else.