2014 Exhibition

DLECTRICITY is Detroit’s nighttime festival of art + light that featured over 35 world-renowned and emerging artists whose cutting-edge works of art illuminated Midtown Detroit in 2014, from the Detroit Institute of Arts down to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This two-night “Nuit Blanche” festival was scheduled for Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 in Midtown Detroit from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Saturday night also featured the DLECTRICITY Light Bike Parade where thousands of cyclists biked a 4-mile route through Midtown Detroit, adding extra light and energy to the streets. Weekend programming also included artist talks and performances. DLECTRICITY is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. and is free to the public.

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Mother

28. Mother

Mother is a 2-night performance which explores conceptions of the divine feminine through sound, movement and light. The piece assumes the form of a Detroit-style house party, punctuated by individual micro-performances which investigate the concept of the Goddess using different approaches to music and dance. All performances are formally connected by the use of appropriation techniques – performers are incarnated into, and reinterpret, culturally archetypal roles, with the aim of animating the truth that the sacred and profane are interdependent energies. Each night, as a whole, is designed to complete an aesthetic and metaphysical arc, but visitors can extract significance from the performance regardless of when they enter and exit.

Presented by Sameer Reddy. Music and performances will run 7 PM – Midnight each night inside the MOCAD Café.

Schedule:

Friday, 9/26 – Aaron ‘FIT’ Siegel DJs from 7 PM  – midnight
Saturday, 9/27 – Scott Zacharias DJs from 7 PM – midnight

Both nights:

7-9 PM – DJ warm up with karaoke performances.
9:45-10 PM – Christina Sears-Etter leads the audience in movement exercises to get them stretched out and ready to dance.
10:50-11 PM – Ta’rajee Omar performs a choreographed piece.
11:50-Midnight – The evening concludes with Jennie Knaggs performing acapella.


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Artist Credit

Sameer Reddy

Sameer Reddy

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Sameer Reddy’s artistic and spiritual practices are intertwined, united by a quest to articulate a new role for art in culture, in which spiritual transformation is facilitated by an aesthetic experience. Reddy has presented solo projects at MOCAD, Primetime (NY), Institute 193 (KY), and is represented by Two Rams, a gallery located on Manhattan’s LES.

www.sameerreddy.com