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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Rise & Fall: Repeat.

26. Rise & Fall: Repeat.

“Rise & Fall: Repeat.” is a sound and video installation consisting of seemingly disjointed fragments of non-thematic absurdist entertainment, unified through rhythm. The installation consists of multiple original videos seamlessly flanking one another to create one larger piece.  Each video contains a short loop of an action with sound which produces a musical element.  These musical elements combine to create an original piece of music.  The end result is an visually complex/sonically charged, multimedia experience.

The title “Rise & Fall: Repeat.” references rhythm and musicality as well as the imagery that is seen in the video component of the piece. The musical composition is an original piece inline with the already established sound of ADULT. The visuals consist of mostly absurdist situations that could equally be read as interpretations of Camus’ “The Myth of Sisyphus” or reenactments of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” with historical references to Bruce Nauman’s “Clown Torture” series or the stuttering video work of Raphael Montañez Ortiz.  We believe “the absurd” relates to everyone on a personal level while simultaneously illuminating a greater universal condition.

“DLECTRICITY” will be the premier for this piece.

Artist Credit

Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller

Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller

Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller have been living and working in Detroit for nearly 20 years.  They divide their time between visual and performative art.  On the visual side, Kuperus works in video and photography.  She has exhibited domestically and internationally, and has participated in numerous art fairs.  She has upcoming group shows in Chicago and the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Miller works in painting and video.  He just completed a month long artist residency in Japan, ending with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art Saitama.  On the performative side, Kuperus/Miller are the band ADULT. (circa 1997).  ADULT. have released 4 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.  Their recent focus has been on exhibiting their 113 minute film “The Three Grace(s) Triptych”, including Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Detroit Institute of Arts, Distrital Film Festival (Mexico City).  The film is screened with live soundtrack accompaniment by ADULT.  New ADULT. music releases are planned for this winter.