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At this event, attendees were able to make their own Valentines, with supplies and glitter provided by Mattress Factory.
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DJ Chill Cosby provided tunes for the event. Drinks and snacks for the event were provided by Bar Marco. This was a 21+ event.
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A Valentine made by an attendee. The supplies seemed were endless, and included various types of stickers, glitter glue, paper and pipe cleaners.
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Detroit Artist Scott Hocking sits on top part of his installation "Coronal Mass Ejection." This particular part of the installation is an old torpedo car that Hocking found at Carrie Furnace in Rankin. Materials used in creating the work included fiberglass, wood, paint, steel, iron, rust, epoxy, foam, slag, coke, dirt, stone, textiles, lamps, various adhesives, hardware and found objects.
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Visitors of the Mattress Factory can climb inside the old torpedo car to better understand Hocking's vision and work. Hocking said the torpedo car represents masculinity and femininity.
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What Mattress Factory visitors will find inside of the torpedo car. The books are set on top of a stool in case visitors cannot climb back out of the installation.
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The rest of Hocking's installation can be seen in the background. "It is all going to come together to create this mysterious object of worship that can symbolize anything you want," Hocking said in an interview with the MF. Hocking's installation is located on the lower level of the museum.