August 2, 2017

Philadelphia to Detroit: Klip Collective Coming to Dlectricity

Klip Collective is a Philadelphia-based experiential art collective that works to combine live-action narrative with visual projection. They create interactive, experiential and virtual reality experiences.

Some of their recent art commissions include trailers for the Sundance Film Festival and a residency at BOK, a technical-school-turned-creative-hub in Philadelphia. Klip also created a 3D mapping installation at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA spreading over the landscape and leading viewers on an immersive journey. Check it out here, and pictured at left! Check out another Klip 3D mapping project from 2015 at Philadelphia City Hall here.

This year, the collective has been featured in Entrepreneur and The Philadelphia Inquirer for their work in virtual reality with Honeygrow, a restaurant using a Klip-designed program to train new employees.

Combining technology and art in an elegant way, Klip Collective is a natural fit for Dlectricity. Their project “The Librarian” will bring a parable for the Information Age, an interactive story projected onto the façade of the Detroit Public Library about a chaotic shift for a librarian that unfolds for observers through x-ray viewers.

Be sure to stop by and check out the relief wall they created on view at the House Industries exhibit at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, through September 4! By scanning pages from the exhibition catalogue (they also designed the bracing pattern on the cover), they were able to projection map the content onto the wall. If you can’t make it there, check it out on the project on Instagram as well, @klipcollective.

Thanks so much to the Detroit Public Library for hosting this project!