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.
Plastic bags can hold more then just the objects they carry. They can hold ideas of innovation, transformation, and beauty. By using this commonly discarded material we are emphasizing the potential for endless possibilities of re-appropriation. They are the remnants of our purchases, the membrane of our refuse, and the most discernible object in a landfill. These sculptures celebrate the materiality of plastic bags while re-contextualizing them as a beautiful and effective material.