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This New Light Installation In Lower Manhattan Is Dedicated To Black Lives Lost To Police Brutality

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

This New Light Installation In Lower Manhattan Is Dedicated To Black Lives Lost To Police Brutality

NoHo’s landmark Public Theater will be lit up in a message of social justice from Nov. 11-Dec. 5.

In a new digital light installation, entitled Say Their Names, works by 10 visual artists will be projected on the entire front of the historic building at 425 Lafayette, which will serve as a blank canvas. It will feature “at least 2,000 names and accompanying sentences of Black lives murdered at the hands of the police.”

This is the prompt the artists created their designs off of:

For centuries, the murders of Black Americans have been overlooked, covered up and disregarded.

We invite you to remember.
We invite you to honor.
We invite you to Say Their Names.

The poignant works, in varying visual mediums, include From Ferguson to Baltimore by Dáreece Walker and Pietà by Tylonn J. Sawyer. You can see them below.

Publictheater.org
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The installation can be seen from 6:30pm through 2am, and was curated by Garlia Cornelia Jones and designed by Lucy Mackinnon. You can find out more about the exhibit here.

featured image source: Publictheater.org

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