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Art April, 16 2013

The Brooklyn Academy of Music Serves as a Canvas for New York’s Support of Boston in Wake of Bombing

No matter where you reside, undoubtedly you’ve heard about the tragic attacks that took place at the finish line at yesterday’s Boston Marathon that has claimed the life of three people and left another 17 in critical condition, and the total number of injured at 176. In times like these, we understand that you might not visit this site to keep up with hard-hitting news items, but the truth is, attacks like these are impossible to ignore.

As a web destination that champions the arts and individuals who use various mediums to evoke thought and expand minds, we were drawn to the works being projected onto the facade of The Brooklyn Academy of Music. For those unaware, New York City and Boston share a healthy and vibrant rivalry due to many factors – most notably due to being in close proximity to one another, and having a fervent fan base in all of the major sports.

Using a special van outfitted with projection technology that’s a mobile offshoot of the “We Are The 99%” projections on the sides of skyscrapers that wowed Occupy Wall Street marchers years ago, messages like “darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that” and simply “Brooklyn Loves Boston” were seen in big, blue abstractions.

We’ll leave you with a quote from Haruki Murakami: “most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest.”

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