2017 Exhibition

DLECTRICITY™ will again bring thousands of people into Midtown Detroit September 22 & 23, 2017! Join us 7 PM – midnight to see projects illuminate the Woodward cultural corridor from the DIA to MOCAD.

Woodward Wire-Car Light Cruise

36. Woodward Wire-Car Light Cruise

LOCATION:  The Detroit Institute of Arts Farnsworth Entrance

During DLECTRICITY™ 2017, the Wire-car Auto Workers Association of Detroit (WAWAD) embarks on a collective Woodward Wire-Car Light Cruise that is both performative and celebratory of light, sound, and the diverse global culture localized in Detroit. WAWAD members park and retrieve their wire-cars from the Headquarters Parking Lot structure, located outside the Detroit Institute of Arts Farnsworth entrance, combinging the frequencies of light and sound, and function as a charging station and an interactive exhibit space. The Headquarters Parking Lot will host a DJ whose music will echo throughout the collective light cruise.

Throughout the summer, WAWAD will host a series of workshops for new and old members to electrify their wire-cars, using accessible means like electroluminescent wire, battery packs, and LED lights, and with the help of experienced WAWAD mechanics.


WIRE CAR WORKSHOPS – Now through September 3, 2017

Make a wire-car and cruise with them for DLECTRICITY on September 22-23, 2017! The Wire-car Auto Workers Association (WAWAD) is running workshops every Sunday till September 3, 2017 at the Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit. They will show you how to make your dream car out of wire, style it up and cruise with them.

Please bring any pliers you have, work gloves, safety glasses and the basic wire:
1. 100 ft. Plastic-Coated Galvanized Wire ($8.98 at HomeDepot)
2. a spool of 16-20 gauge wire.
3. workclothes.
4. Images or drawings of your dream car! (A sketch book with a pen or pencil is a good idea)

They will provide strong 9 gauge wire for the, axles, shaft and bottom outline of your car, as well as rubber for the wheels. Make your body and they will help you build the wheels for you,

Upcoming Workshops:
Aug 13, Aug 20, Aug 27, and September 3 | Each day from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

The Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit is located at:
3341 Cody St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

Artist Information

WAWAD Team Photo From the left: George Rahme, Mechanic Sean Maxwell, Social Media Chido Johnson, Mechanic Ana Ćuković, Chair Rudloff Matsika, Treasurer Goran Butorac, Creative Director
WAWAD Team Photo
From the left:
George Rahme, Mechanic
Sean Maxwell, Social Media
Chido Johnson, Mechanic
Ana Ćuković, Chair
Rudloff Matsika, Treasurer
Goran Butorac, Creative Director
WAWAD

WAWAD

The individual and collective dimension of the Wire-car Auto Workers Association of Detroit (WAWAD) is that each wire-car is a representation of a member’s imagination, experience, and interpretation of the automobile through the channels of various cultures and skills. The unique designs of our membership and their take on light and mobility influences and represents the wider global and local community. WAWAD Membership is based on participation: anyone who makes a wire-car or supports the organization can be a member.