Apetechnology is a electromechanical art and sound collective operating out of Detroit’s New Center area.  The core premise of the design of our electromechanical devices is to explore the intimate but uneasy relationship that humans have developed with our own creations.  We refer to our work as Detroit Retrograde Futurism, a reference to the Italian Futurists from the turn of the last century. We look back with jaded eye on the future that they celebrated. With our hindsight from Detroit, the heart of the twentieth century’s industrial dynamo, we seek to illuminate the consequences of their fetishization of speed, violence, technology, machinery and proto-facism and ponder the implications for our future.

Photos by Gregory Hallock, Dale Merril, Cheryl Willard and Lon C Diehl