Flint, Michigan, once the industrial heart of America has now become an iconic symbol for the dissolve of the American Dream. Made famous through Michael Moore's 1989 documentary, "Roger & Me" for being the birthplace of General Motors and the destruction of a post-industrial city. Flint has continued to receive national media attention over the past twenty years as a city that has met its demise through arson, violence, urban flight, and the gross mismanagement of city officials. Growing up in Flint, Michigan, I pursued art as a youth to escape from the desolate environment of the collapsing auto industry.
Escape From Flint is an ongoing research and performance project that examines the myth of the American Dream through a historical and personal lens.