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DLECTRICITY 2017 RETURNS SEPT 22-23RD TO MIDTOWN DETROIT

DLECTRICITY™ will again bring thousands of people into Midtown Detroit September 22 & 23, 2017! Join us 7 PM – midnight to see projects illuminate the Woodward cultural corridor from the DIA to MOCAD.

DLECTRICITY, inspired by Nuit Blanche arts festivals from around the world, presented two major light-based art + technology festivals in 2012 and 2014. Produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI), the spectacular outdoor visual light + art celebration took place along the Woodward Corridor. Attendees were immersed in a landscape of light through groundbreaking installations of video art, 3D video mapping, lasers, interactive design and engineering, and captivating performance.

In 2014, DLECTRICITY showcased over 40 internationally acclaimed, local, and emerging artists from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Attendance doubled from its inaugural year–from 75,000 in 2012 to 150,000 in 2014. Participants in the Light Bike Parade also more than doubled and drew over 3,000 individuals in this 4-mile route.

DLECTRICITY was inspired by Detroit’s very own Electric Park, formerly located on the site of what is now Gabriel Richard Park. From 1906 until 1928, Detroit Electric Park served as a major attraction, beginning as a trolley park and later expanding into an dazzling amusement park with the development of electrification.

DLECTRICITY 2017 is presented by DTE Energy Foundation.

More on the featured image: German duo Martin Mayer and Quirin Empl (better known as mayer+empl) are bringing their 3D mapping project “Architectural Space Intervention” to Dlectricity 2017!

Accomplished 3D video mappers, the pair constructs interior and exterior installations that track the architectural elements of a space and reconstruct them virtually in order to change the usual perception.

For #DLECTRICITY, mayer + empl’s project “architectural space intervention” will be located at Mike Kelley’s The Mobile Homestead at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – MOCAD. The projection will use white lines to trace the space, highlighting architectural elements. Infrared depth cameras will track visitors entering the installation, so that their bodies are then transformed into silhouettes and projected as white lines along with the architecture.


The DLECTRICITY 2017 Curatorial Committee:

The DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee, including Detroit-based curators and arts professionals, consists of:

The Curatorial Committee is charged with responsibility of selecting artists and projects to be placed on the facades, grounds, and surrounding buildings of the hub institutions in Midtown including:

  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Wayne State University
  • College for Creative Studies
  • MOCAD
  • C.H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • Michigan Science Center
  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • Detroit Public Library
  • Cathedral Church of St. Paul
  • The Hannan House
  • First Congregational Church of Detroit
  • Detroit Artists Market
  • Garfield Lofts
  • N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

DLECTRICITY aspires to engage a broad and diverse audience, create a sense of community and be a place for stimulation and discussion about the impact of art on public spaces.

Friday, September 22nd

The schedule listed below is by artist installation. For a schedule listed by time, GO HERE.


Rashaad Newsome| King of Arms Procession
Mass processional performance
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Route circles Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward
Kirby-John R-Farnsworth-Woodward
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Pope.L | Reenactor
Live Music Performances
7:00-7:40 p.m. – Marcus Elliot
7:55-8:30 p.m. – Ben Willis
10:15-10:50 p.m. – Marcus Elliot
10:55-11:30 p.m. – Ben Willis
Location: Detroit Historical Museum – Legends Plaza, 5401 Woodward
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Apetechnology | The Shadows of Slendrotron (The Monkey God’s Great Leap)
Robotic Shadow Puppet Show Performances – Each show is 30 minutes.
8:30, 10:00, 11:30 p.m.
Location: Detroit Institute of the Arts – Outside the Detroit Film Theatre on John R, 5200 Woodward
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Michaela Mosher | Neither There, Nor Here
A Host of People Performances
8:00 p.m.
Location: The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, 52 E Forest
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Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT
A Documentary Photo Slideshow
8:00 p.m. – Program Introduction
8:30-11:00 p.m. – Slideshow presentation
Location: The C. H. Wright Museum of African American History – Farnsworth Façade, 315 E Warren
Note: The public is encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the full presentation.
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Bluewater Technologies | LUMINARIA MAGNA – “GREAT LIGHT” 
Live DJ Performances
7:00 p.m. – Willy Wompa | Sponsored by Bluewater Technologies
8:00 p.m. – Ian Fink (Live Set_) | Sponsored by the Carr Center with the Jaffe Group
9:00 p.m. – Mike Medow with FaShon Vega’s Star Tours 
10:00 p.m. – Anthony Jasper
11:00 p.m. – Pirahnahead
Location: Wayne State University Woodward/Warren Corner, 4823 Woodward
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Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, Angela Eastman + Maxime Robillard | Every Side of Here: Searching for the Sacred
7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 p.m.
Location: First Congregational Church, 33 E Forest
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Akiko Nakayama | Alive Painting Live Performance
7:00 p.m. – midnight
Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward
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Jasmine Murrell | Ancient Future / Immortal Uterus
9:00.pm.
Location: The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art – Movement Center
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Saturday, September 23rd
Special Hours

 

Saturday, September 23rd


DLECTRICITY Panel Conversations
2:00 p.m. – Rashaad Newsome | A conversation with DIA Contemporary Art Curator, Taylor Aldridge

Stay tuned for more information!


DLECTRICITY Light Bike Parade
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Registration
After 8:00 pm. – The Bike Parade leaves
LOCATION: Wayne State University Gullen Mall, near the Student Center
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Rashaad Newsome | Shade Composition Performance
8:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts – Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward
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Pope.L | Reenactor
Live Music Performances
8:30-9:10 p.m. – Marcus Elliot
9:30-10:00 p.m. – Ben Willis
Location: Detroit Historical Museum – Legends Plaza, 5401 Woodward
Learn More


Apetechnology | The Shadows of Slendrotron (The Monkey God’s Great Leap)
Robotic Shadow Puppet Show Performances – Each show is 30 minutes.
8:30, 10:00, 11:30 p.m.
Location: Detroit Institute of the Arts – Outside the Detroit Film Theatre on John R, 5200 Woodward
Learn More


Michaela Mosher | Neither There, Nor Here
A Host of People Performances
8:00 p.m.
Location: The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, 52 E Forest
Learn More


Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT | A Documentary Photo Slideshow
8:00 p.m. – Program Introduction
8:30-11:00 p.m. – Slideshow presentation
Location: The C. H. Wright Museum of African American History – Farnsworth Façade, 315 E Warren
Note: The public is encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the full presentation.
Learn More


Bluewater Technologies | LUMINARIA MAGNA – “GREAT LIGHT”
Live DJ Performances
7:00 p.m. – Haintso of the Seraphine Collectice
8:00 p.m. – Ian Fink (Live Set_) | Sponsored by the Carr Center with the Jaffe Group
9:00 p.m. – Shigeto with FaShon Vega’s Star Tours
10:00 p.m. – Charles Trees
11:00 p.m. – Ryan Dahl
Location: Wayne State University Woodward/Warren Corner, 4823 Woodward
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Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, Angela Eastman + Maxime Robillard | Every Side of Here: Searching for the Sacred
7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 p.m.
Location: First Congregational Church, 33 E Forest
Learn More


Akiko Nakayama | Alive Painting Live Performance
7:00 p.m. – midnight
Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward
Learn More


Jasmine Murrell | Ancient Future / Immortal Uterus
9:00.pm.
Location: The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art – Movement Center
Learn More

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