Good Bones

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Good Bones


Good Bones is a multimedia outdoor performance of shadow puppetry and projections that celebrates everyday stories of perseverance and evolution connected by one Detroit building. “Good Bones” honors the human stories made invisible by blight and is a site-specific project based at the historic Sophie Wright Settlement House that thrives on Detroit’s eastside. An audience seated on the empty lot across the street views the building’s windows as multiple screens reveal vignettes tied together by the voice of the building itself, large scale projections on the building’s facade, and live performers interacting with the building exterior.

To raise matching funds for our Knight Arts Challenge grant, 12 local artists have come together to create limited-edition, fine art screen prints lifting up the everyday lives of folks from the neighborhood. Stay tuned for the release of these prints!


  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation