Rachel Brown: Illuminator

Rachel was a core member of The Illuminator, an artist-activist projection collective, from 2014 through 2023.

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. The work calls attention to the many urgent crises that confront us, in support of the ongoing struggle for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. In her near decade with the collective, Rachel was part of over 100 projection actions.

Rachel presented the collective's work and taught the guerrilla projection tactics at various conferences including Open Engagement, the Allied Media Conference and the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics' Encuentros. She collaborated on editing videos and installing exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum and Colgate University. Though less glamorous, she also served as Financial and Operations Administrators for many years.

Find out more by visiting the website theilluminator.org or Instagram