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.
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.
Next showing: Friday, July 14th at MIFF Opening Night Party (Maine International Film Festival). Come down to Waterville Opera House after dark to see us live! We’ll have our interactive component going so viewers can Tweet and draw onto a large projection. We expect they’ll be reacting to finding out the air quality in their zip code. Try it now! Visit the 10Green project at the University of Maine –> http://10green.org/ #WhatsYourBreathableNumber
For 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!)