The Minimalist Parade

As Detroit continues to build, the focus on how spaces are defined socially, historically, and structurally is at the forefront and leaves many questions such as: What makes a space? How do I make space for myself? How does community shape space? Do spaces hold the answers to rebuilding a city? The Minimalist Parade will provide the audience with a meditative walking experience to reflect upon these questions and their own sense of space and community. The walk is self-guided in that the audience will be following maps and instructions to move from space to space. As a result, the audience will serve as both the spectator and the performer depending on the requirements of each scene. The piece uses everyday objects such as chalk, tape, chairs, flags, and others to temporarily alter and divide the spaces we inhabit as well as mark the route that we will take.