On March 3rd, 2012, as part of an evening of online performance entitled Low Lives: Occupy, The Illuminator set out for it’s maiden voyage. We first stopped at Liberty Square (aka Zucotti Park), where we opened up The People’s Library, and shone the bat signal bright across the surrounding buildings. We moved on to The Whitney, then back downtown, where we made our way to the Cooper Union building on 3rd ave. When we received word that The Yes Men were holding an action at the Chase Bank on 6th avenue and 4th street we went to join forces. As we cruised up 6th ave, the bat signal struck the wall above the bank and our music rang out loud. Stopping traffic, we pulled over and opened up the library once again. People pulled books, stickers, posters and pamphlets off the shelves, bodies danced across the street as cars tried to maneuver their way around the spectacle. The cops finally showed up and asked us to move, so The Illuminator rolled on up 6th avenue, proudly projecting the 99% bat signal as we drove up Manhattan.
The Illuminator Debut
March 3, 2012