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.
Tetraptych is a laser lumia artwork designed to illuminate the front of the Majestic Theater in downtown Detroit.
Swirling quasi-coherent wisps of color create a mash-up of light and facade, technology and art, abstract and concrete, using a mix of laser diodes, custom glasswork, plumbing parts, tuna cans, artist-created machined aluminum, and antique tripods.
My artistic focus has always been concentrated on the interplay of art and technology: primarily the interaction between the audience and light. I try to raise light to its purest level, illuminating our world in novel ways to inspire and awe the beholder. And what better way to condense the perfection of light than by using lasers – monochromatic until combined, linear until artistically altered, coherent until molded by aesthetic enterprise. A purity of color, a movement of line and form, a brightness to rival the natural noon; that is my direction.