“Blutopia” is an immersive light installation that bathes pedestrians in Boston Common’s Parkman Bandstand in blue light to create an ephemeral site of collective memory, experience, and envisioning. The project replaces the bulbs of lampposts with blue lights for several months during the colder months of the year. In “Blutopia,” blue light signals a utopic future tinged by the blues of Black history, and alludes to the significance of blues in African-American culture and Blackness and references Minimalist art practices.

Location: Boston Commons
Duration: TBD
F/W 2020