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Open Call for Collaborators

Luminous Intervention – Public Visual Projection Series
Call for video projection proposals
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Luminous Intervention invites artists and activists propose a site-specific video or animation works to be projected on a Baltimore building or other outdoor surface. The proposed work should highlight social and economic issues relevant to our city and its people.

Luminous Intervention (LI) is an ongoing series of large-scale outdoor projections that seek to bring to light hidden histories, practices, and envisioned futures about Baltimore. The projections are intended to provoke dialogue and instigate action.

LI invites artists and activists to propose works for this series. Using our powerful video projection equipment, LI will work with the artists and activists to project the works outdoors on buildings, vacant lots, zones slated for demolition or development, and other parts of the urban landscape in Baltimore. We are looking for site-specific imagery from artists and activists taking on issues of development, community/economic sustainability, and other issues affecting Baltimore, from critical and poetic perspectives. This could include, but is not limited to: better jobs with living wages, ending the school-to-prison pipeline, fair development, and generally working towards a more just and beautiful city. Each projection will be one night only.

The artist or activists will provide finished visual content for the projection, as well as a proposal for a location. Ideally, the artist or activists will be present for the projection. Guest artists can also help with outreach to communities with a stake in the issue, if appropriate. All work should be in digital format.

Members of LI will provide the high powered video equipment, two (or more) experienced projection artists to run the technology, guidance about selecting the “right” location (in regards to lighting limitations and other practical concerns), and general publicity through our LI network. LI can also provide feedback about what we have discovered works well technically and visually for large-scale projections.

In your proposal please include:

  • 1 page description of the projection and the purpose or rationale. Please include information about the projection’s relevance to the physical space and the people who live nearby.
  • The finished visual work you propose to project
    Sketches of the proposed work along with an example of relevant finished work
  • Ideal date for projection
  • Contact info (name, email, telephone)

Luminous Intervention is a series presented by Greenpants. Greenpants is comprised of organizers, educators, illustrators, word-smiths, video-makers, and electronic media artists. United through common concerns about youth prisons, urban development and economic justice, they are committed to using art to address these and other issues of social justice impacting Baltimore City.

Connect With Us

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