2012 Exhibition

For two electrifying nights in 2012, DLECTRICITY brought thousands of people into Midtown Detroit to experience 35 projects by local, national and international artists. 25 of those projects were selected from an open call.

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The Mothership and Mental Machine

32. The Mothership and Mental Machine

The Mothership and Mental Machine is an interactive tribute to the human radio: Electrifying Mojo. The grassy lot next to Peoples Records will be transformed into a “Mothership” that is controlled via an interactive console named “The Mental Machine.” Participants are welcome to use the console to work the mothership’s video projection, light, and sound by turning knobs, flipping switches, and creating sounds.  The Mental Machine will include a “shout-out line” telephone that will be amplified throughout the site. Everyone is welcome to talk to the Mental Machine during Dlectricity by calling (313) 986-1976. Prepare to be broadcast, then give us a shout-out!

On Saturday night, Be Nice Yoga will host an education & vibrational listening/movement/meditation event. Use your bodies, minds, and spirits to connect to the living consciousness of Mojo and his legacy. Studio event takes place on Saturday 10/6 from 9:00-10:15 p.m. Bring a mat and be prepared to move – listen – splash – honk your horn – stand – turn your porch light on – dance – practice – concentrate – meditate – get down in this town. Suggested donation is $10. Doors open at 8:45 p.m. Space is limited so come early. http://beniceyoga.com/events/index.html

About Mojo: The Electrifying Mojo is a DJ and author who is credited with influencing the birth of techno in Detroit. His broadcasts broke new ground in radio due to his refusal to format music according to color lines or what is a commercial hit.

Artist Credit

Lindsay and Lianna first met in 1998 in Ypsilanti, MI while attending EMU through their mutual interests in music and all things weird. They have been friends and supporters of one another’s work for nearly 15 years and this is their first official collaboration as Zay Lay.

Zay Lay: Lindsay Karty

Zay Lay: Lindsay Karty

Lindsay Karty began building sound devices from discarded electronics because she couldn’t afford a synth. Waves and jams shape her ways — she’s toured the US and Europe as her solo music project, Viki, and is a member of the groups Midlife Vacation, Wildly Different, Sliki, and LeKay. She loves sound and electricity, manipulating both into new forms. She’s created a variety of multimedia installations for organizations such as MOCAD, Birdtown Garden, Wound Fashion, and most recently The Music Box in New Orleans.

Zay Lay: Lianna Cecil

Zay Lay: Lianna Cecil

Lianna Cecil is a musician and accountant in Detroit. Currently playing bass and on vocals in punk band T-Tops, she is the former bass player for punk band Tyvek and co-vocalist in the disco group Favoure. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from EMU and runs her own accounting business for a number of start-ups in Detroit.