The Illuminator

The Illuminator is a collective political art project based in New York City. Initiated in March of 2012, the project emerged out of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Since then, the collective has staged hundreds of interventions in public spaces.

The images they create provoke a much needed dialogue concerning the issues of our time. Co-opting the over-saturated and suffocating visual culture of commodity capitalism they adopt a superhero persona and communicate in a pop culture vernacular. They are taking back the streets in a call for heroism—an insurgent broad based popular movement to challenge entrenched power and initiate the radical political, social, and economic transformations that the urgency of this moment demands.

Love the videos – inspires me to get on the road and the buildings and the steps . . .


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