DLECTRICITY is Detroit’s nighttime festival of art + light that featured over 35 world-renowned and emerging artists whose cutting-edge works of art illuminated Midtown Detroit in 2014, from the Detroit Institute of Arts down to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This two-night “Nuit Blanche” festival was scheduled for Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 in Midtown Detroit from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Saturday night also featured the DLECTRICITY Light Bike Parade where thousands of cyclists biked a 4-mile route through Midtown Detroit, adding extra light and energy to the streets. Weekend programming also included artist talks and performances. DLECTRICITY is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. and is free to the public.
O, rise ! shine ! for thy lights a-coming
Verse from a spiritual sung on the Underground Railroad.
Beacon is an interactive installation. As a participant your movements affect the intensity of the light and sound emanating from the bell tower. More importantly, as more people gather and become more active, the light will move up the tower structure and the sound will become more complex. So gather your friends, your family, and strangers too. Use your power as a community to make the Beacon shine even brighter and sing even louder.
This piece is a collaboration between visual artist Megan Heeres, technologist Joel Hawkins, and sound artists Kido Pielack and Denis Rochac.
Heeres would like to give her unending thanks to: Jerry Belanger, Annmarie Borucki, Joel Hawkins, Midtown Detroit, Inc., Michael Olszewski, Kido Pielack, Denis Rochac, and the First Congregational Church community.
Sponsored by Fantasee Lighting
With Support from Monahan Construction