Sketch by Isaac Moylan
Occupiers, 99%-ers, Fellow Insurgents,
The rumors are true. Deep in the bowels of Brooklyn the plans were hatched, the forces gathered, the dream made real. The Illuminator has been given form and will ride out on its maiden voyage this Saturday night as part of Low Lives: Occupy! Its mission: To smash the myths of the information industry so that people might see for themselves what the 99% movement is fighting for. The Illuminator is a tactical media tool and spectacularization machine, a beautiful and useful instrument to be used to grow and strengthen the movement in New York City and around the country. We’ve got big plans. Go to the website, follow us on the social media outlet of your choice, and stay tuned.
To catch us on Livestream on Saturday night at 7:28, 8:26, or 9:24pm, check in on the Low Lives channel: http://www.occupywithart.com/llo-live-channel/
To catch us live, follow us on one of those aforementioned outlets.
See you in the Streets,
The Illuminator Team
Mission: To smash the myths of the information industry and allow people to find out for themselves what the 99% movement is fighting for.
The Illuminator is a cargo van equipped with video and audio projection, as well a fully stocked infoshop and mini-library. It is designed to bring relevant news, often largely censored by the mainstream media, as well as related films and music, to a range of communities as it travels around the country.
The Illuminator is fun! Expect to see inspirational messages and symbols, old cartoons, comedians, as well as documentary and feature films, all reflecting the spirit of the occupy movement. Expect comic books. Expect Hot Coco, or cold lemonade. Expect lively conversation.
The Illuminator is a tactical media tool, available to the movement. Whether its coming to a demonstration or rally and adding a bit of visual energy and pop, or its the centerpiece around which an event is organized, or even if its randomly appearing at a busy intersection and creating a spectacular surprise, The Illuminator will be a useful and beautiful instrument.
The Illuminator is a shapeshifter and a transformer of public space. It shifts from a bland white cargo van into a mobile spectacle. It transforms from an enclosed private space into a public space for public conversation, entertainment and education. It transforms spaces that are normally used for transit into sites for community engagement. It transforms watching videos into a community event.
The Illuminator disrupts the patterns of everyday life, and embodies the social and political transformations for which the occupy movement/99% movement continues to fight.
The Illuminator is just the beginning. Stay tuned for the second half of The Mobilizers for the 99%. The debut of The Changemaker is coming soon….