What is a Guerrilla Projection?
Project a message onto a large, public building, or target a specific building with a specific message.
Examples of Guerrilla Projection: Greenpeace projected “We Have Nuclear Weapons on Board” onto the ARK ROYAL aircraft (which carried nuclear weapons) to protest its arrival in Hamburg harbor. You can project “Kaboom” onto the side of a nuclear reactor. INFACT projected a running count of the number of children addicted to cigarettes onto the Philip Morris building.
How can you adapt this to peace advocacy? Here are some ideas:
Like with the light brigades, guerrilla projections are a strong way to add to another event or to disrupt an event or institution that promotes war.
Here are some ideas:
- Project Video: During Black Lives Matter protests, see if you can play video clips of MLK Jr and/or Malcom X speeches and marches. They don’t even need to have sound to be meaningful.
- Project Numbers: If you can have a projection up for a long time, project a running count of, for example, the number of Syrian refugees leaving Syria every day/cost of military action against ISIS/cost of drones in 2016. Many of these numbers are here.
- Project Names: Activists are projecting the names of Syrians who have died in the civil war. More on their action here.