2017 Exhibition

DLECTRICITY™ took place during September 22 & 23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit and showcased 36 artists from Detroit and around the world from the DIA to MOCAD.

Luminaria Magna

13. Luminaria Magna

LOCATION:  WSU at Woodward & Warren

Presented by Bluewater, Luminaria Magna, put simply, is a massive installation of light using energy efficient LED. Bluewater is creating an enormous, interactive canvas using light as its medium. The attendees of DLECTRICITY will become the artists creating an ever-changing display. The artists illuminate themselves and bathe the audience in light! Pressure pads on the ground, turntables, a button grid, and a large “Smash button” kiosk will each control a different characteristic of the light. Luminaria Magna will be a 25’ high and 25’ wide installation!  The self-supporting square structure will be framed in simple black and the surface of the “canvas” will be clad in a white mesh creating a giant lightbox! Programming will vary throughout the night with local DJs performing.

DJ Station

Friday, September 22

7:00 p.m. – Willy Wompa | Sponsored by Bluewater Technologies
8:00 p.m. – Ian Fink (Live Set_) | Sponsored by the Carr Center with the Jaffe Group
9:00 p.m. – Mike Medow with FaShon Vega’s Star Tours
10:00 p.m. – Anthony Jasper
11:00 p.m. – Pirahnahead

Saturday, September 23

7:00 p.m. – Haintso of the Seraphine Collectice
8:00 p.m. – Ian Fink (Live Set_) | Sponsored by the Carr Center with the Jaffe Group
9:00 p.m. – Shigeto with FaShon Vega’s Star Tours
10:00 p.m. – Charles Trees
11:00 p.m. – Ryan Dahl

Learn more about the DJs here.

Luminaria Magna is presented by:

Artist Information



At Bluewater we create emotionally moving experiences for strong brands. Our ability to do this successfully is a direct result of two things: an understanding of the intersection where content, space, and technology strategically align and a commitment to delivering flawlessly on every project. We keep an incredibly talented team of dreamers, artists, creators, and all around geeky-chic staff who live for the challenges presented to us. When we couple this passion and industry knowledge with cutting-edge audio, video, and digital technology, we are able to create moments that inspire and delight audiences.But it isn’t just about who we bring on to our team — though we do have the best of the best — it’s also about who we choose to partner with. We seek out those who shine a little brighter than the rest. Those who dare to push past any and all limits. That’s where the magic truly happens.  Which is why Bluewater is thrilled to be part of Dlectricity!

Peter Kyte-Director of Design and Development
Concept Architect

Peter comes to Bluewater with years of worldwide event experience in designing and directing shows and events. He is committed to delivering a moving experience for all and continues to build upon his role as a director, designer, creative director, art collaborator, and creative consultant. Peter has built his career using multimedia technology such as lighting, video, and LED in unique applications. He has a well-rounded background in corporate event design, exhibits, product launches, and A-List events. Peter believes in collaborating on unique events connecting art, environments, and technology.

Karen M. Kozlowski – Event Designer
Co-Creator / Designer

Karen has over 15 years in the live event, theatre, and opera industries as a designer and artist. She has recently returned to the Detroit area after spending 10 years in New York as a professor and designer. Her designs have been featured throught the US as well as in Canada, China, and Chile. Karen holds theatrical design degrees from Wayne State (BFA) here in Detroit and from UMKC (MFA) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Generally, Karen is inspired by the natural world and how human ingenuity interacts and reflects that.

Calvin Zirk – Developer
Interactive Designer

With an extensive background in live events and museum development, Calvin brings unforgettable experiences to life. As a creative developer, he enjoys stretching the bounds of what is possible in software and hardware integration, focusing on large-scale multi-screen synchronized systems, gesture control, and integration with external hardware.

Mike Lozon AKA DJ Willy Wompa

The outlandish duo Willy Wompa have become one of those most notorious DJ duos with their signature sound of melodic dubstep drops and euphoric vocals. They have opened up for artists like Jauz, Loudpvck, and Keys N Krates. When performing live, the duo keeps the energy on high the entire time. They harness live vocals to give you a performance that is unique in its own.