Video Projections for Change

A project of the Artists' Rapid Response Team (ARRT!)
and the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA)


LumenARRT! is a project of the Artists Rapid Response Team (ARRT!).  We work through the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) to advocate for artists and further 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, political and environmental justice.

Join us on First Friday, December 1st, when we’ll be projecting during the vigil for World AIDS Day in Congress Square, Portland.  As the video loops from 5-8 PM, the audience can participate with shadow puppets and a chance to write messages on the buildings to commemorate loved-ones.  shadow puppet 2

LumenARRT! joined with Engine to project at River Jam Fringe Fest in Biddeford.  “Warming of the Gulf of Maine” was video-mapped on the facade of the Marble Block on Main St. — with shadow puppets and draw-your-own-comments/electronic graffiti around the corner on Franklin St.

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Our projection extravaganza on July 14th at MIFF (Maine International Film Festival) Opening Night Party.  FIVE projectors going and we had our interactive component available so viewers could Tweet and draw onto the party tent.   They were reacting to finding out the air quality in their zip code. Try it now! Visit the 10Green project at the University of Maine –> #WhatsYourBreathableNumber

Our latest video projection, “Air Story,” reminds people that climate change is an undisputed fact among scientists and that there are many toxic substances in our air. The brief video projections will be showing at venues throughout Maine in 2017.sample animation Air StoryFor one recent projection, we joined in the Grand Opening of the Equality Community Center at 511 Congress St, Portland, ME.

This video is a brief taste of what it was like!  (see a longer video here that features some of the interviews and more detailed animations!)

"Welcome to Maine," a recent LumenARRT! video projection in Monument Square, Portland, ME, featuring animations and interviews with immigrants to Maine.