Grant Recipient Details

Location
Boston, MA
Project Title
Blutopia
Fiscal Year Awarded
2021
Grant or Program
Public Art for Spatial Justice
Grant Amount
$5,000

Blutopia is a beacon for Black utopian futures stained by the blues of the past. By altering existing public lightings, turning white lights black and blue, the lights signal Black and blue music—jazz and blues music—which are the record of Black history, the soundtrack to Black life, and the (im)material through which we create Black futures. Through light, Blutopia creates an immersive space dedicated to the memory and mourning of injustices, shared experience, and envisioning—past, present, future. This project combines Black aesthetics, music, and minimalist sculpture into a singular public experience, and is scheduled for early 2021. For more information visit www.blutopia.space.