The Detroit Techno Foundation, 1xRUN and Paxahau, the producers of Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival, have teamed up with Grandma Techno to publish a book, showcasing her photos from Movement Detroit 2007-2018.
Here’s what Grandma Techno (Patricia Lay-Dorsey) has to say about the book, They Call Me Grandma Techno:
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.
Production of They Call Me Grandma Techno is being funded via a Kickstarter project, and the book is available to project backers starting at US $25.