Six Feet of Distance, a new platform for Detroit art and social practice in the coronavirus age, launches

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Six Feet of Distance

Metro Times has partnered with other Detroit organizations to launch Six Feet of Distance, a new platform developed in response to the disruptions to daily life of the coronavirus pandemic.

The new website "assembles a number of pre-existing online Detroit art + social practice projects in a way that aligns with the velocity of the new social and economic realities of the current novel coronavirus-induced crisis," according to a press release.

Other contributors include Essay’d, Art Now Detroit, Detroit Cultural, Detroit Research, The Room Project, and the Tetra Project.

The platform is described as "an open-ended, self-curating process which will invite and publish thoughtful responses to what it means to live through such an unprecedented collapse of familiarity and everyday life." It will last for the duration of the shelter-in-place order.

Initial offerings include a "Detroit Cultural Crisis" survey on how the Detroit art community is coping with the crisis, a calendar of virtual and livestreamed events, and other "meditations of varying kinds and length on the significance of the moment we’re living through."

You can view the website at sixfeetofdistance.org.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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