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.
net trash is large scale projection of .gif animations compiled from more than 20 artists who use the internet as a medium.
Each artist has submitted multiple animations to be projected in a never-ending waterfall of .gif images falling down a large wall at the Woodward Ave/Warren Ave green space.
Many of these images may have only been presented online, often on the artists’ personal blog or website. We have chosen to physically manifest these images, through projections, giving them a live audience.
As the internet becomes increasingly ubiquitous, it has altered the way we conduct everyday life, including art. Work is increasingly viewed on the web, and even gallery and museum exhibitions are now seen primarily through online documentation. The creation, distribution, promotion and monetization of digital works of art is still very much an experiment and under debate. This project represents just one way these works may be presented beyond the internet.
Artists featured include Vince Mckelvie, Emilie Gervais, Arvida Bystrom, Cindy Suen, Alec Mackenzie, Sassydad, Austin Kinstler, Lorna Mills, Molly Soda, Rollin Leonard, Rafael Rozendaal, Petra Cortright, Jono Mi Lo, Jacob Ciocci, Sara Ludy, Yoshi Sodeoka, Anthony Antonellis, Eva Papamargariti, Terrell Davis, Max Capacity and Otto Splotch.
Special thanks to Matthew Harrison for web coding and technical support.