“All Monsters” was a site-specific installation by Jan Tichy that utilized Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead as a foundational premise. The project title is a reference to Destroy All Monsters, an influential Detroit band that Kelley was in, and reflects on the ways in which each of us carries our traumas. Tichy’s installation reveals the structure and community-serving nature of Mobile Homestead as a site for artmaking, amplifying the relationships between the social, institutional, and environmental elements of the house.
During the run of the exhibition, a series of educational programs for teens was organized, which aimed to foster a deep understanding of the land and infrastructure connected to Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, as well as the larger museum site. In “All Monsters,” the histories of Detroit’s multiple eras are captured through archaeological explorations.