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Justin Randolph Thompson
Dark was the Night March 2016
Light City Baltimore
in collaboration with David Page, Bradly Dever Treadaway, Jason Thompson, the Reginald Lewis Museums Resource Center, Baltimore Bicycle Works and American University's Art Department
Dark was the Night involves a broad based collaboration with institutions, businesses, artists and musicians local to Baltimore in an interdisciplinary installation and performance. Through viewer activated kinetic sculpture, a century old church chandelier reclaimed from a site of recent gentrification is illuminated using a bicycle powered generator. The illumination of the chandelier is connected to spiritual notions of light and ascension and draws upon local history through archival imagery of Baltimore from the Reginald Lewis Museums Resource Center. A choir composed of members from local churches invigorates the sculpture through collective voices that draw together the community as a monument. If you are in the area and want to be involved reach out for more info.