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Movement Festival Detroit launches crowdfunding campaign for ‘Grandma Techno’ photo book

Covering the period between 2007 and 2018, it includes photos of Orbital, Richie Hawtin, DJ Bone and Floorplan...

A kickstarter has been launched to help publish the photobook They Call Me Grandma Techno by Detroit photographer Patricia Lay-Dorsey.

Started by Detroit Techno Foundation, 1xRUN and Paxahau, and the producers of Movement Festival, the book features photos taken by the local hero at the festival between 2007 – 2018.

The 144-page book captures the photographer’s take on the festival, and includes photos of the likes Orbital, Richie Hawtin, DJ Bone and Floorplan.

Donating between $10 and $100 to the Kickstarter will give you the chance to get signed editions of the book, hats, bags, stickers and prints, and access to the 2017 documentary about Lay-Dorsey.

Learn more about the Kickstarter and how to donate here.

In her own words:

"They call me Grandma Techno and take thousands of selfies of us together. They give me hugs, kisses and kandi, the beaded bracelets they make themselves. They clear a path so my mobility scooter and I can get up to the front of jam-packed stages, parting the crowds like the Red Sea. They help lift me out of my seat so I can stand to dance - while holding tight to my scooter handle or the barricade - and boogie down beside me, grinning from ear-to-ear. Over and over I hear, 'It makes me so happy to see you here year after year…I love you, Grandma Techno!'

"But I am more than Grandma Techno: I am a passionate photographer who loves nothing better than taking photos from inside the action. What you will see in this book is a selection of photos I have taken every Memorial Day weekend from 2007-2018 at our annual Movement Detroit electronic music festival on Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. If you already love electronic music, I hope you hear the 'thump thump' of the beat and feel the high energy of the scene as you turn these pages. If you are new to this music or have even been turned off by it in the past, I hope you catch a taste of the love and bliss that permeate this world and make us feel we are One." 

The line-up for this year's festival features Amelie Lens, Danny Brown, DJ Nobu, Orbital, Floorplan (Live) and many more.

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