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.
Although air is invisible, it has a major impact on public health. Despite the invisibility of air, modern sensors can detect tiny particulate pollution levels in real time. Particle Falls is a real-time, environmentally reactive evening projection that allows viewers to see current levels of fine particulates.
Particle Falls is a dramatic public work that highlights particulate pollution from transportation emissions, raising awareness of its presence and impact. Because the public is not familiar with the speed and impact of invisible particulate pollution and the unpredictable nature of local wind patterns, the responses of Particle Falls are often unexpected and chaotic, emphasizing the fragile and unstable nature of our Earth’s atmosphere and the human role in increasing instability through anthropogenic climate change.
Artist Talk Saturday, 3pm at Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4840 Woodward Detroit, MI 48201