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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Time I Change

11. Time I Change

Time I Change exists as a circuitous loop. The video represents through a single human form the migration to cities in the early 20th Century; the way Detroit and the image of its’ residents changed throughout that century; and the current migration of Detroit’s residents out of the city.

Featuring Detroit-based dancer Stringz, this video was initially released as a segment of the ongoing series The Future is Changing: Rituals for Spatial Transformation. This specific experiment explores the relationship of video to human movement in depicting change.

Director of Photography:  Geoff George
Sound by:  Sterling Toles

Artist Information

Oren Goldenberg

Oren Goldenberg

Oren Goldenberg is a producer and video artist living and working in the Cass Corridor where he uses video as a primary tool to explore the dismantlement of the public sector, subvert the assumed and create catharsis. His projects have included: The Future is Changing, an ongoing video and technology series concerning spatial change and coping rituals; Our School, the feature documentary on Detroit’s public schools; Brewster Douglass, You’re My Brother about America’s first public housing project; the feature film The Bicyclist; and the satirical web-series Detroit (Blank) City. He is a 2013 Kresge Artist Fellow, a 2009 University of Michigan Roman J. Witt Visiting Artist, Ann Arbor Film Festival’s 2006 Best Michigan Filmmaker, and Real Detroit’s 2011 Best Detroit Filmmaker.