2014 Exhibition

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.

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Scale is Everything

20. Scale is Everything

In Scale is Everything, the intricate interior shape of Detroit’s Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Ralph Adams Cram, 1907) is precisely scanned down to the millimeter. The digitized form is used to generate fluid-like acoustic simulations, which are then projected onto the surfaces of the chancel. Simultaneous to the projection, a precision-timed audio piece composed to excite the natural acoustics of the space is pumped into the room through powerful loudspeakers and subwoofers. Scale is Everything connects visual and aural representations of the acoustic performance of architecture.

Special thanks to the Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Artist Talk Saturday, 4pm at Cathedral Church St. Paul, 4840 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201

Artist Information

Zackery Belanger

Zackery Belanger

Zackery Belanger is a designer, artist, consultant, and researcher whose work is centered on the acoustic performance of architecture. He is increasingly obsessed with the postdigital – combining analog and digital processes to their best result – and the connection between ornament and acoustic surfaces. Current work includes the development of new methods for the analysis and design of buildings for sound, and the production of music using precise micro time scales. He regularly creates innovative geometries and systems, educates architects and the general public, and consults on projects of all sizes. In 2013 he became the inaugural Researcher-in-Residence at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center [EMPAC]. He is the founder of Archgeometer – an acoustic design, research, and consulting firm based just north of New York City.