September 4, 2012


DLECTRICITY is excited to announce the 25 projects selected via our Open Call for Entries. Please take a moment to visit our new Artists and Projects pages to learn more about these creators and their innovative works.

The DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee received more than 200 submissions from emerging and established artists, lighting designers, and architects through an open call for entry process. From that, the committee selected 25 projects and performances based on a number of criteria, including artistic merit and how well the project uses various media like light, video projection, interactivity, 3D video mapping, and other creative technologies, as well as how the projects exist within an urban environment. In addition, curatorial committee members invited 10 local and international artists specializing in light and technology projects to bring their expertise to Detroit’s first “Nuit Blanche” event.

The DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee members included:

Marc Schwartz, Chairman of Art Detroit Now and DLECTRICITY
Marsha Miro, Founding Director and Board President, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and head of the DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee
Larry Baranski, Director of Public Programs, Detroit Institute of Arts
George N’Namdi, Director, The G.R. N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
Michelle Perron, Director, College for Creative Studies’ Center Galleries and Kresge Arts in Detroit

Detroit is the latest city to become an international art destination and DLECTRICITY will feature works by local, national and international artists from locations as far flung as Japan, Iceland, and Berlin, as well as New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. Detroit’s own art community will be well represented, too, with over half of the projects created by local artists and designers. Visit DLECTRICITY this October 5 & 6 to see all the projects by this impressive selection of artists!