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.

Download the Guide

Download the Guide

Public Constructions: A Mini Night Park

16. Public Constructions: A Mini Night Park

Public Constructions is a mini public park and seating area set among a dozen giant glowing flowers. Everything in the park is built with materials normally used for traffic control and construction safety. Objects that are used to block and obstruct are repurposed to create an open and inviting space for people to sit, relax, and engage with each other, and their city, in a fun way. By playing with the material vernacular of construction safety and traffic control objects, the night park aims to cast new light and perspectives on alternative uses of public space.

Growing among the hammocks and benches of the park are a dozen giant glowing flowers. Unlike organic flowers, these flowers have petals made from amber safety lights, stems from electrical piping, leaves from orange construction netting, and roots that are concrete. Embedded with LEDs and custom electronics, each flower can flash their own unique pattern or blink in sync with each other, lighting up the night with a warm amber glow that will attract people to the park much like organic flowers attract bees.

Artist Credit

Sean McIntyre

Sean McIntyre

Sean McIntyre is a Canadian technologist and artist currently attending the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. He has presented work at Nuit Blanche New York, World Maker Faire, and Bent Festival.

Reid Bingham

Reid Bingham

Reid Bingham is a video artist, electronics hacker, and DIY designer who creates audio visual installations focusing on interactivity and audience participation. He has shown at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Bent Festival, and at galleries and museums in New Jersey, Washington D.C., New York City.