Detroit Crystal Monolith, 2015

Mixed Media

Eight music videos, electronics, and wood (wood type and color may vary)

14.00 x 9.00 x 9.00 in

35.6 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm

Edition of 3

This work is signed and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14.00 x 9.00 x 9.00 in

35.6 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm

Edition of 3



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    About The Work

    Detroit Crystal Monolith is a living computer that has been infused with the radical protons of sights and sounds of Detroit Techno Music. According to the artist, the mysterious object has infused within its veins the circuitry of ancient alchemical sciences mixed with the algorithms of the TR-808 synthetic rhythm machine. Edgar Arceneaux’s mythology about this work claims that the "mother original" Crystal Monolith is an unmarked memorial at the burial site where the Detroit Uprisings sparked off in 1967. He invites the viewer to, “Plug the monolith into your TV or laptop and be exposed to the next stage evolution.”

    Courtesy of LAND

    About Edgar Arceneaux

    • This work is made upon request. 
      Sculpture contains a built in USB drive with 8 music videos that can be plugged in via USB connected to a computer for viewing.

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