June 2, 2012

DLECTRICITY Invited Artists

DLECTRICITY has invited five artists who are working in light, video and interactivity to present works at our inaugural event this October. The works will be strategically located along Woodward with the works chosen from the Open Call connecting the spaces to create the event area as a whole.

The DLECTRICITY website homepage features work by five artists who will be showing at this year’s event. The moving images are used to inspire calls for entry, and are used courtesy of:

Jacco Olivier

Based in the Netherlands, works primarily as a painter and creates animated video pieces that seem to be paintings come to life. A graduate of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, he was awarded a residency at Artpace, San Antonio, this year. Olivier has exhibited his works worldwide over the past decade at locations including Madison Square Park, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Marianne Boesky Gallery, and currently at the New York City Center, curated by the New Museum.

Evan Roth – “Grafitti Analysis: Sculpture”

Evan Roth is an artist and researcher based in Paris who explores the intersection of free culture and popular culture, making work simultaneously for the contemporary art world and the “bored at work” network. His notable pieces include L.A.S.E.R. Tag, Graffiti Analysis and a collaboration with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video. Roth’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC and has been exhibited widely in the Americas, Europe and Asia, including the Centre Pompidou, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Tate, the Fondation Cartier and the front page of Youtube. http://evan-roth.com

Annica Cuppetelli & Cristobal Mendoza – “Nervous Structure (field)”

Annica Cuppetelli (USA) and Cristobal Mendoza (Venezuela) began their artistic collaboration in the Fall of 2010. Their work has been exhibited in the Biennial of Video and Media Arts (Chile, 2012) and festivals such as FILE 2011 (BRA), FAD 2011 (BRA), video_dumbo 2011 (NYC, USA) among others. Cuppetelli obtained her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Fibers, 2008) and Mendoza at the Rhode Island School of Design (Digital Media, 2007). Mendoza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, where they are based. http://cuppetellimendoza.com/

Dawn of Man – “Endless Monkey Asbury Park”

Dawn of Man is collective of artists who collaborate on new media, films, and video art, Dawn of Man is “the culmination of eons upon eons of evolution and natural selection.” They have created projection works for the Museum of Modern Art and Heinz Ketchup, and collaborated on the Occupy Wall Street Bat Signal with artist Mark Read. Their “guerilla” mobile projection piece Space Monkey will cruise Midtown, unexpectedly interacting with Detroit’s architecture. http://www.dawnofman.com/