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.
Porta-Privy is a video, sound and sculptural installation. Taking Marcel Duchamp’s ready-made work “Fountain” to an absurd level, Porta-Privy is a ready-made sculpture that remains fully functional. Along with functionality, this structure provides the back drop of a video projection of a masked woman in multiple frames sitting on a chair that contains a whoopee cushion. This sitting action generates a continually oscillating, flagellating symphony of sound.