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 Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit
In You Don’t Say Much, Do You? the sensational scripts of the nightly news are dislocated from their original programming to become raw material for associative wordplay. First shown in 2016 at Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art in New York City, the work pairs dialogue spoken by anchors on nightly news reports with a dictionary of television production commands used “behind the scenes” to find new relationships through a merger of these two coded languages.
In this second iteration of You Don’t Say Much, Do You? for Dlectricity 2017, excerpts from recent local Detroit newscasts will be used as new source material. The work will be produced live, on-site, from a mobile TV van with the aid of the audience themselves, as a 2-channel video projection with sound.