LumenARRT! is a project of the Artists’ Rapid Response Team (ARRT!). We work through the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA), a members’ organization that advocates for artists and furthers the work of progressive non-profits in the state of Maine. Our video projections create a visual voice for these organizations and like electronic graffiti, bring awareness to issues of social, economic, and environmental justice.
Events this spring have propelled LumenARRT! to the streets and sidewalks to project and leave messages for our lawmakers. The need for gun control legislation and the escalating assaults on women’s reproductive rights have been in the forefront. The Supreme Court decision on Roe v Wade that was announced on June 24 was the cause for activists across the country to rally for women’s rights to be upheld. LumenARRT! projected the video below on the Federal Courthouse in Portland that night.
Below are some images from the same evening.
The virtual projection on the statehouse in Augusta below is being shared on social media. Search for us on Twitter @LumenARRT.
Activists this spring got through to Senator Susan Collins with their concerns about abortion rights and her complicity in filling the Supreme Court seats with abortion rights opponents. Failing to reach her in other ways, they left messages for her on the public sidewalk outside her home. Since that got her attention, many activists followed suit outside her offices throughout the state. The following images and video document some of LumenARRT!’s efforts.
During the Portland Artwalk LumenARRT! projected messages on Congress Street and later on the Courthouse.
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Image at top: LumenARRT! projection on the Courthouse in Portland, 6 May 2022.