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ILLUMINUS 2019 Festival Lights Up Downtown Boston with Immersive Light and Sound Experiences

ILLUMINUS 2019 features projects ‘at the intersection of art, design, technology and science’ that use new media technologies to tell interesting stories.

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Boston’s public spaces transformed into an activated urban canvas as part of the annual ILLUMINUS 2019 festival this week.

Consisting of artwork created with new media technologies, performances and immersive light and sound experiences, ILLUMINUS 2019 features “projects at the intersection of art, design, technology and science,” according to an announcement from Epson, the exclusive projector provider for ILLUMINUS.

During the two-night event, co-presented by the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) and LuminArtz, artists will be using Epson Pro L-Series laser projectors to create large-scale digital and video art projections and interactive installations throughout downtown Dec. 5-6 from 5-11 p.m.

The ILLUMINUS team and guest curator David Guerra of A R E A Gallery in Boston’s SoWa neighborhood assembled more than a dozen regional and national artists and creatives working in new media, light and sound.

“We are excited to partner with Epson for this upcoming event, as they align with our mission to support a network of artists, designers and creative technologists who collaborate to develop new and innovative works,” said ILLUMINUS executive director Jeff Grantz in the announcement.

“Epson’s laser projectors will provide this year’s artists with advanced projection technology tools and beautiful display capabilities that will allow them to bring their creative visions to life in amazing ways throughout downtown Boston,” he said.

Why People Love ILLUMINUS

Created by and for the Boston community, ILLUMINUS “focuses on advancing the understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of contemporary art and celebrating digital culture in the public space,” according to the announcement.ILLUMINUS

“Addressing issues that are at once social, conceptual and formal, this year’s selection of interactive experiences, performances, new media, and video art seek to generate and intervene in social debates and spark positive change in Boston,” the announcement says.

“We’ve watched as the art world continues to embrace and take advantage of the benefits and flexibility of projection technology to create spectacular installations, from intricate fine art pieces to large-scale projection mapping projects,” said Gavin Downey, senior product manager at Epson America, Inc., in the announcement. “We are excited to have the artists of ILLUMINUS 2019 incorporate our projection technology into their overall vision to showcase their work and express their creativity.”