2017 Exhibition

DLECTRICITY™ took place during September 22 & 23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit and showcased 36 artists from Detroit and around the world from the DIA to MOCAD.

The Librarian

3. The Librarian

Location:  The Detroit Public Library – Woodward Facade

Combining live action narrative with visual effects, Klip Collective brings a parable for the Information Age. Inside the Detroit Public Library, an otherwise quiet shift for the librarian turns chaotic as a power glitch sends the Internet into hyper drive infiltrating bookshelves with misinformation. The Librarian must use her humanity and common sense to tame the wave of fake news and rescue patrons from turning into clueless drones. In this epic battle of woman versus distorted facts, there are many surprises to be seen. With x-ray viewers, observers will be encouraged to explore and discover mini-narratives hidden inside the peculiar library where a giant hamster and mysterious figures lurk.

The Librarian is sponsored by:

Artist Information

Klip Collective

Klip Collective

Klip Collective is an experiential video shop integrating projection, lighting, and technology with storytelling to create compelling experiences.

Founded in 2003, the Philadelphia–based group has grown from a purely artistic endeavor to an experiential partner sought by international agencies, brands, and cultural institutions.

Ricardo Rivera, Co-founder & Creative Director

Ricardo is a visual artist, filmmaker and a true pioneer of video projection mapping, having earned a United States patent for his technological breakthroughs in the medium. His work has been featured multiple times at the Sundance Film Festival, including the commissioned festival bumper in 2014. Rivera directed Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience at Longwood Gardens, which attracted over 175,000 visitors in 2015 and again in 2016. Ricardo is co-creator of Vacant America, a projection mapping tour visualizing crowd-sourced oral histories about vacant spaces, which won a Creative Capital grant in 2015. In the advertising world, brands including Nike, Target, Adult Swim and Red Bull have sought his unique ability to use video projection art as a bridge between architecture, technology and storytelling. The common element in all of Ricardo’s work is groundbreaking creativity and technological innovation.