A recent example of The Illuminator after the Boston bombings, in April. The Illuminator was out by BAM with their message for Boston: “Our thoughts are with Boston. Our hopes are for peace.”
Come out to support and witness the local community activist group WIP, along with The Illuminator art collective, here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They are holding an outdoor projection event Thursday, May 30 at 9pm, to bring attention to WIP’s plan on behalf of the community, to offer a buy-out of Domino Sugar Factory site.
WIP believes that like Penn Station, the destruction of Domino without exploring a different vision for this historic site is a mistake in the making that can’t be undone.
WIP offers a solution that is better for the community, city, and state, by creating a cultural center which would include affordable housing for the community, private museum spaces, a hotel, marina, green roofs and vertical gardens and would demonstrate green technology by using alternate means, wind, wave, geothermal and solar to produce all the energy to run the facility.
The Domino Sugar Site would be part of a 5 borough cultural attraction that is reachable by ferry boat.
The members of WIP are increasingly dismayed that the Two Trees’ plan fails to properly consider the impact of extreme density or consider any kind of alternative to enhance this historic industrial site. We have a greater vision that would benefit the city and the community.
The Illuminators made a quick stop by Cooper Union, last month, to support students who were occupying the college president’s office! The protesting students belief is that in saving a tuition-free Cooper, they’re saving an idea about what education should be in America, and who it should be available to—everyone.
Background: Williamsburg Independent People ( WIP ) a group of community members who are presenting a light show protest by the Illuminator. The Illuminators mission is to smash the myths of the information industry and shine a light on the urgent issues of out time.
Action: The Illuminator art collective disrupts the patterns of everyday life, and embodies the social and political transformations for which the occupy movement/99% movement continues to fight.
Our Demands: WIP intends to offer a community buy-out of the site.
Time: Thursday, May 30 @ 9PM
Location: The East façade of The Domino Sugar Factory on Kent Avenue between South 2nd St and South 3rd St in Williamsburg Brooklyn.