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Hot News: Deluxx Flux Opens in the Belt

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We’re proud to announce Deluxx Fluxx – an immersive art installation, music venue, arcade and bar by Brooklyn-based artist duo Faile and artist Bast. Deluxx Fluxx opens to the public this weekend and is located next to Library Street Collective in the Belt alley. ⠀

‘Minimal neon Xs hang just above the nondescript door near the north side of the alley. Once you’re inside the basement venue, it’s clear the latest addition to Detroit’s ever-expanding entertainment scene has few — if any — contemporaries.⠀

The aesthetic of Deluxx Fluxx is a nostalgic nod to childhood basement hangouts and the design styles of punk, graffiti and arcade culture that have influenced the work of Faile over the past 20 years.⠀

“Looking back on nightclub culture, there (have) been a lot of clubs (where) great art has always been a part of — down to the posters that promoted the shows there,” says Patrick Miller. With its array of posters and wall graphics that cover almost every inch of the space, Deluxx Fluxx is designed to be an art installation first and foremost, he says.⠀

Faile’s top-to-bottom design approach even includes the arcade games themselves. “The games are custom. The sounds are custom. Everything is custom,” says Patrick McNeil. “The arcade is an art piece. It’s interesting sculpturally. It’s interesting audio-wise.”⠀⠀

Like the wall graphics in the space, the games are designed to be able to evolve and change as the space is tweaked and updated.’ – Ryan Hooper, Detroit Free Press⠀

 

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