DLECTRICITY™ was scheduled for September 22 & 23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit and showcased 36 artists from Detroit and around the world from the DIA to MOCAD. Please check back often as we continue to share photos and video from the festival.
LOCATION: The Detroit Institute of Arts “Electric Park” at Woodward and Kirby
The Shadow Puppet Circus Sideshow uses light and analog overhead projectors to create a series of interactive display booths that pair the visual iconography of old-style amusement parks with Detroit-centric content. Based on painted sideshow banners by artists like Fred Johnson and Snap Wyatt, the Shadow Puppet Circus Sideshow booths use hand-cut silhouettes to cast oversize images of Detroit-inspired sideshow characters (The Man of Steel is Ford power-lifting a Model-T by its axel; the Fire Eater is the Nain Rouge; the World’s Tallest Man is Dave Bing, etc) on carnival cutout displays. Each display is staffed by a sideshow barker encouraging viewers to “STEP RIGHT UP!” and choose the character they wish to pose as, taking Polaroid photos for viewers to keep as a souvenir.
The Shadow Puppet Circus Sideshow is sponsored by: