We believe that the continued progress of Detroit may be augmented through the exhibition of the region’s exemplary creative talent on the global stage. The CAMP (Community Arts Moving Projects) program aims to facilitate this by giving Detroit artists, makers and thinkers the opportunity to create beautiful and inspired projects that will be displayed at Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival before they are relocated into our neighborhoods.
We are challenging creators to make pieces that will reflect the heart and future of Detroit while taking advantage of the unique resources available to the city.
The Good-Time Floral-Bloom Spatial-Equalizer Canopy a viscerally engaging, audio-responsive light and color sculpture dazzled at movement. As long as gates were open crowds surrounded the piece filling the circle with incredible break dancing. The LEDs at the top of each mylar cone, controlled by Arduinos, reacted to the music coming from the underground stage creating an all encompassing experience.
This year CAMP and the Detroit Techno Foundation gave kids from the Mount Elliot Maker Space (Mems) and the 5 Elements Gallery a backstage tour of the festival! Mems leader, Jeff Sturges, and DTF Executive Director/Main stage manager Tom Newman explained how the various speakers, amps, and lights worked in addition to the power the rigs draw, how the sound is mixed and how the stages are constructed. The kids even got a chance to catch up and chat with our canopy team, learning about the important role Arduino’s played in their sound reactive piece. CAMP is super pumped to help inspire the next generation of makers and hope that in the future we can work with this talented group on a collaboration!
Phew, thanks for hanging in there while got a little rest this past week! Movement was just so much awesome. I think by now the whole crew are feeling good and ready to make some awesome things happen at Orion! Whoop WHoop!