Take What You Can't Get || The Illuminator

Cancel the Rent

The Illuminator is an art-activist collective composed of visual artists, educators, and technologists based in New York City. Since 2012, the collective has staged hundreds of projection-interventions in public spaces, transforming the street from a space of passive consumption and transit into a site of engagement, conflict, and dialogue.

2020 has taken a toll on our city and forced many people to leave their homes. The pandemic and its economic fallout should not push New Yorkers out of their homes and neighborhoods. Housing is a human right: no rent, no evictions, and no debt!

On Sunday, December 13, 2020 in Long Island City, NY, the Illuminator projected onto a TF Cornerstone building. The large-scale, guerrilla projections call attention to the urgent housing crisis, and to visualize demands for a more just future.
View video of the action on the Internet Archive.