Dlectricity is Back @ the Detroit Public Library

September 22 & 23, 2017


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.


DLECTRICITY will again bring thousands of people into Midtown Detroit, September 22 & 23, 2017!  

Produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI), the spectacular outdoor visual light + art celebration will take place along the Woodward Corridor.  Attendees will be immersed in a landscape of light through groundbreaking installations of video art, 3D video mapping, lasers, interactive design and engineering, and captivating performance. DLECTRICITY 2017 is presented by DTE Energy Foundation. For more information about all of the 36 artists featured at DLECTRICITY, please check out HERE.

The event is FREE to the public and runs 7:00 p.m. - midnight.

Join us as we launch DLECTRICITY 2017 with the King of Arms Parade by Rashaad Newsome. 

Connecting diverse local communities, King of Arms will enliven the streets of Midtown in the tradition of a second line brass band. Acknowledging Detroit's integral connection to music, the parade will be led by the storied Cass Technical High School Marching Band and the Gabriel Brass Band.  he procession will feature the Miami Bike Life motorcycle crew; members of the Detroit Vogue scene; Newsome's NYC troop the Vogue Knights; Philadelphia LGBTQ rapper Kevin JZ Prodigy; the Detroit East Side Riders; and a King of Arms float, a customized Ford F150 truck wrapped in the artist's imagery. 

The King of Arms Parade begins Friday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. on the steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and will wind its way around the building.

The parade starts on the campus of Wayne State University, winding its way throughout the district where the public will line the streets and enjoy the light show.
Come with your bike already illuminated, or grab a limited light kit the day of the ride (available to those who pre-register and on a first-come, first-served basis). In 2014, we had over 1,500+ bikes participate in the parade--we expect similar numbers this year.

Please register officially online at EventBrite HERE

On-site registration begins at 6:00 p.m. The staging area is on Wayne State University's Gullen Mall near the Student Center. The parade will begin when it gets dark, around 8:00 p.m.

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