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.
The Nature of Things is an animation and video installation comprised entirely of images taken directly from the paintings of American artist Thomas Everett Green. The work is inspired by biology and contemporary microscopic photography, and explores the patterns and cycles of how destructive forces in nature slowly creep in, settle, take over, and destroy a surrounding. Furthermore, The Nature of Things reverses the space relationship between the individual and the microscopic specimen, forcing the individual to question the importance of the specimen and renegotiate their preconceived ideas on beauty.