Against the view of Manhattan’s skyline, messages read: “Defend Palestine”; “Defend Sheikh Jarrah”; “All Eyes on Palestine”; and more.
A Guerrilla Projection Urges NYC to “Cancel the Rent” and “End Bail”
The activist collective the Illuminator projected its demands for COVID-19 relief on a Manhattan skyscraper.
In a Guerrilla Video Art Projection, 60 Artists Illuminate our Political Crisis
The Illuminator returns to downtown Manhattan, projecting short video clips by 60 artists in “an act of community and solidarity.”
As Palestinian #DignityStrike Passes One-Month Mark, New York Artists Illuminate the Struggle
A monthlong hunger strike in Palestine, known as the Dignity Strike, continues as artists help illuminate the struggle Palestinians continue to endure.
Members of the Illuminator Sue NYPD for False Arrest, First Amendment Retaliation
This week members of the Illuminator Art Collective filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York alleging false arrest and improper seizure of their property by the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct.
Rogue Light Artists Revive Brooklyn’s Lost Edward Snowden Monument
After an unauthorized sculpture bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was installed and quickly removed in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, the Illuminator shone a ghostly version onto its empty pedestal.
Charges Against Metropolitan Museum Protesters Dropped
The charges against three members of the Illuminator crew who were arrested following an action at the Metropolitan Museum in September 2014 and charged with “illegal advertising” have been dropped.
Three Arrested, Charged in Koch Plaza Protest at Metropolitan Museum
On Tuesday evening, at the end of an action staged by Occupy Museums at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to protest the unveiling of the David H. Koch Plaza, three members of The Illuminator were arrested.
Strong Emotions Surround Historic Sugar Factory’s Future
The massive Domino Sugar Factory that faces the East River with its iconic yellow sign is expected to soon be dwarfed by towering skyscrapers. However, there are some supporters who are rallying to get public support to turn the old factory into a cultural center.
The Power of Mobile Guerrilla Light Projections
It all started last fall, with the bat signal seen round the world. On the November 17 Day of Action, a group of Occupy Wall Street activists projected a series of phrases and statements onto the Verizon building near the Brooklyn Bridge. “99% … Look around, you are part of a global uprising,” the statement read in part, the words silently imprinting themselves onto a symbol of corporate power and from there onto viewers’ minds. It felt like an exciting, game-changing moment. Plus, this was something OWS-related that the media could easily latch onto, an image! The story went viral.