2017 Exhibition

DLECTRICITY™ will again bring thousands of people into Midtown Detroit September 22 & 23, 2017!

Light as a Shadow

18. Light as a Shadow

LOCATION:  The Detroit Institute of Arts  “Electric  Park” at Woodward and Kirby

Light as a Shadow is an interactive light exhibit and workshop that allows visitors to explore how white light is composed of three primary colors through play, experimentation, and making.

Visitors begin by using Arts & Scraps materials to create a character, creature or whatever creative expression they would like. They then use their creation or their hands/bodies to create shadows on the projection wall. Visitors have the option to manipulate and modify their scrap creations and themselves to create unique shadows and (if they’d like) stories.

Visitors will also have the option to experiment with the shadows by moving the red, blue, and green lights allowing visitors to experiment with light, shadow, and color mixing. The visitors can continually experiment by make modifications and altering their creation.

The immersive nature of the exhibit due to its size encourages play and exploration with other visitors by creating a sense of awe around the phenomena of light.  

Artist Information

Arts & Scraps

Arts & Scraps

Ang, a Michigan native and Detroit resident is the Associate Director of Arts & Scraps; a 28-year-old Detroit nonprofit that uses recycled materials to help people to reimagine education. Together, these artists are representing Arts & Scraps. It’s mission is to help students (of all ages and abilities) to use Art Integration to think, create and learn in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts.

Trice Clark is a native Detroiter, mother, self taught artisan, jewelry designer and creator of the DIY workshop Designer Hack- a craft based workshop that brings together frugal fashionistas to craft, create, and connect while making do it yourself versions of the latest runway accessory trends for a fraction of the cost.

Bryan Quintanilla moved to Detroit from California two years ago for a job with General Motors. Outside of work, he loves spending time outdoors in nature, rollerblading, making art, and filling his apartment with all variety of cactus and succulents.

David King is an artist/fabricator based in Detroit, who has been working with Arts & Scraps for a few years. he is excited to teach the art of making to the next generation!