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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Porta-Privy

17. Porta-Privy

Porta-Privy is a video, sound and sculptural installation. Taking Marcel Duchamp’s ready-made work “Fountain” to an absurd level, Porta-Privy is a ready-made sculpture that remains fully functional. Along with functionality, this structure provides the back drop of a video projection of a masked woman in multiple frames sitting on a chair that contains a whoopee cushion. This sitting action generates a continually oscillating, flagellating symphony of sound.

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Nicola Kuperus & Adam Miller

Nicola Kuperus & Adam Miller

Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller live and work in Detroit. They both hold BFAs from the College for Creative Studies. They divide their time between visual and performative art. Kuperus works in video and photography. Miller works in painting and video. Together they create sculptures and installations. Recently they collaborated on an installation for the Mattress Factory museum entitled Diptyching. They are also recipients of a 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Grant. On the performative side, Kuperus/Miller are the band ADULT. (est. 1997). ADULT. have released 5 albums along with numerous singles and remixes. ADULT. have performed worldwide from Moscow to Bogotá, in traditional venues like The Echo (Los Angeles) to unexpected venues like The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburg). ADULT. strive to intersect the lines between art and audio.

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