The Illuminator, an art-activist collective, staged a large-scale public projection in Manhattan on Saturday night, March 28, at 8:00pm to make several demands on our local, state, and federal governments during this COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The protest was conducted with social distancing guidelines in mind, and the projection was beamed out of the window of an
“We are in a crisis. These are not radical demands. These are a list of basic needs, needs that must be fulfilled if we are to survive both this current outbreak and the fallout that is soon to come. We cannot conduct business as usual. Business as usual is killing us. It is killing our friends, it is killing our family members, and it is killing our future. NYC has empty streets, quiet except for the ambulance sirens now. We need federal aid – help with medical supplies, testing, rent and debt relief. Be kind to one another, show up however you can. Our heroes are on the frontline and our eyes are on the people in power.”
The Illuminator is an art-activist collective comprised of visual artists, educators, filmmakers, and technologists living and working in New York City.
You can find The illuminator on instagram at @the.illuminator, and on twitter and facebook at @illuminator99.