CP photo by Bill O'Driscoll
This public-art projection by artist m.M Frangos went up at 8:30 p.m. on Baum Boulevard near Euclid in East Liberty. Franco, who lives in East Liberty, references the controversy over NFL players taking a knee for the national anthem to disrupt people’s daily routines and get them thinking. She hopes this work of guerrilla art — visible only at night — will stay up through the weekend.
"As a Disruptive Public Artist with an emphasis on social justice issues, my artistic goal is to buck repressive norms and disrupt our social agreements," writes m.M Frangos in a text to CP
. "The debate about whether public art, esp temporary pop-up art, ought to serve as confirmation of perceived beliefs ie a 'social contract' or to dissent and echo the cries of a community. I believe in the latter. Peoples' voices need to be heard. Public Art provides that mechanism."
UPDATE: Frangos texted CP
this morning that the building owner on whose roof the project equipment had been installed had removed the gear.