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.
My work investigates the increasingly blurry line between real and unreal, and the role technology plays in influencing the images we see every day: how we read and interpret them, how they are presented to us.
I am a multifaceted artist constantly positioning myself within the borders of a deliberately conflicted landscape. I present a world in which video, 3D animations and sculpture merge in artworks that explore the discomfort of ones own nature; a world that is infatuated with the duality of disaffection; and challenges notions of assumed reality.
This video is part of a series titled SACRIFICE, inspired by violent political events and the body in movement. Created in 3D, rendering human skin as an extreme expression—an ecstasy of the body, an explosion of colors and an exaggeration of shapes—the artworks are a combination of illusion and reality, a violent dance of the mind, and an ironic game with multiple layers of perception. Through the video we encounter the character in various states of ecstasy and prostration, pleasure and pain, victory and defeat. The body is not only violent, it is also erotic: “In essence, the domain of eroticism is the domain of violence,” said Georges Bataille.
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