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West Side Luminous Intervention Tour

Project Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:00pm to Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Baltimore's West Side
Starting at Tyson & Franklin
Baltimore, MD 21201

Greenpants gave an illuminated tour of Baltimore's West Side, in partnership with the Baltimore Heritage Society, on May 19, 2012. Using building-sized light and video projections during the tour, the group animated several historic sites along Howard Street, as well as sites whose stories have been washed over. This Luminous Intervention project responded to the choices made by the city to employ a kind of “urban renewal” that is unhealthy, unsustainable and inhospitable to its residents. It reflected on stories from residents, workers, preservationists, and business owners impacted by the proposed “Superblock” plan to demolish and develop a significant area in West Baltimore. How do large scale development plans like this one affect the city and its residents?

In the Media

Below is media coverage of this project. If we've missed something, or for media inquiries, please contact us.

"Illuminating Baltimore's Hidden Histories With Occupy-Offshoot "Greenpants"" Indy Reader Mon, May 21, 2012 http://www.indyreader.org/content/illuminating-baltimores-hidden-histories-occupy-offshoot-greenpants
"Illuminating Hidden Histories with the Greenpants Collective" Art is my Occupation Sun, May 20, 2012 http://artismyoccupation.org/news_and_projects/2012/may/20/illuminating-hidden-histories-greenpants-collectiv/
"For Saturday: two Preakness alternatives" Baltimore Brew Fri, May 18, 2012 http://www.baltimorebrew.com/2012/05/18/for-saturday-two-preakness-alternatives/
"Outdoor Projections Light Up the West Side" Baltimore City Paper Thu, May 17, 2012 http://blogs.citypaper.com/index.php/2012/05/outdoor-projections-light-up-the-west-side

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For general inquiries: Please contact us using our contact form


For artists and activists looking to collaborate: We have an open call for collaborators - please review the details and fill out the linked form in order to propose a site-specific video or animation works to be projected on a Baltimore building or other outdoor surface.


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In the Media

See below for media coverage of Luminous Intervention, or view our full catalog of media coverage. If we've missed something, or for media inquiries, please contact us.

"Homeless Advocates Protest With Empty Coffin Outside State of the District" Washington City Paper Mon, March 24, 2014
"Johns Hopkins Drone Research Sparks Call for Discussion" Indy Reader Mon, March 04, 2013
"Ending Rape Illiteracy" The Nation Tue, October 23, 2012
"Occupy anniversary to be marked with downtown art installation" Baltimore Sun Mon, September 17, 2012
"Outdoor Projections Light Up the West Side" Baltimore City Paper Thu, May 17, 2012