Raspberry Pi used in projection art work to proclaim that Black Lives Matter

Kareem Rahma stands in front of a projection project he led that displays on the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Credit: Jaida Grey Eagle | Sahan Journal

Artist Kareem Rahma is an Egyptian-American who has settled in Brooklyn. The recent killing of George Floyd spurred him into action to create a statement piece which would be achieved by projecting onto the side of the Mill City Museum in Minnesota, Minneapolis. The projection includes the faces of Floyd and many others who have been lost due to police violence.

The project, called “The Revolution Will be Televised” was developed with collaborators Khalil Anderson, Hayley Pappas and Smiley Stevens and took just two days to put together. The museum, which has stated they had nothing to do with the projection, has not asked the artists to take it down yet, and it is being left as a tribute to those who have lost their lives.

The projection is controlled by a Raspberry Pi computer, with images and video stored on a USB drive, displayed on an auditorium projector and a generator for power, all set-up 400 feet back from the target surface. The equipment and the technical know-how was provided by David Dellanave, a Minneapolis gym owner.

You can read more and see some quotes from those involved at the Sahan Journal.

2 comments for “Raspberry Pi used in projection art work to proclaim that Black Lives Matter

  1. OleNippy
    14 June 2020 at 10:11 am

    I would like to see IT Projects that are not political. There other better groups/forums available.

    • Michael Horne
      15 June 2020 at 1:21 pm

      With all due respect, tough. 🙂 I thought this one was cool and ought to get some publicity.

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