Workshops, Talks, Texts

Presentations & Workshops

Open Engagement Conference: Place and Revolution
April 17 — 19, 2015
Rachel Brown, Kyle Depew, Grayson Earle, Mark Read, Chris Rogy

Open Engagement is an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. The conference highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations. The theme of the 2015 conference, held in Pittsburgh, was Place and Revolution. The Illuminator’s presentation was entitled “The Battle for Public Visual Space,” in which we presented a history of our work followed by an investigation into our continued battle over the visual environment of New York City and beyond.

REFEST: Hybrid Performance and New Media Festival
November 22nd, 2014
Rachel Brown, Kyle Depew, Grayson Earle, Mark Read, Chris Rogy

At CultureHub’s REFEST, The Illuminator presented some of their recent work to a crowd of artists, activists, and technologists. After the discussion, in the spirit of “surveillance” – the theme of this year’s REFEST – The Illuminator projected a dual channeled video onto buildings on the street below. One channel showed video of US drone strikes from the on-board drone cameras; the other channel showed images acquired from Flickr that were geo-tagged from the same location as the drone strikes pictured. Images of families, birthday parties, landscapes, and normal life of people in the targeted regions.


All of Our Grievances Are Connected
Public Arts Dialog
The Illuminator
The Illuminator
First Person Scholar
Grayson Earle