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.
MechanoShards will be a large scale robotic exploration of synchronized motion, light and sound through the framework of abstract geometric figures. The main components of the piece will be twenty foot tall mechanical constructions reminiscent of shimmering crystal shards, executing a wide range of horizontal and vertical motion. The sound will be a composition directly related to the motion with the inspiration of the geometrically-based musical works of Iannis Xennakis.