In The Moment … August 25, 2020 Show 888 Hour 1
Christina Korp is the founder of Purpose Entertainment and is behind a project called Look Up To Her. This project commemorates the 100th anniversary of women being allowed to vote. This project uses projection mapping to place women of the suffrage movement to the sides of Mount Rushmore. Christina is in Washington DC currently with another project called Our Story 100: Portraits of Change.
19th Amendment anniversary celebration will put women on Mount Rushmore, temporarily.
Korp, an entertainment industry veteran, said she wanted to create some type of visual mosaic to honor the anniversary this August, prompting her friend to joke that Korp, a South Dakota native, should put images of women on the facade of Mount Rushmore in her home state. Korp took it seriously.
Christina Korp is the producer of a project called Look Up to Her, and it is one of the ways the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission is helping celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which was written to guarantee and protect a woman’s constitutional right to vote.
Korp, a South Dakota native, is using an iconic part of her home state, Mount Rushmore, to do that.
Like the Apollo 11 display, our “Look Up to Her” event, which is the brainchild of South Dakota native Christina Korp, will feature images of iconic American women that will be projected onto the sides of Mount Rushmore, to the left and right of the faces themselves.
Mount Rushmore’s sculpture of four male presidents will be joined by the faces of female American trailblazers to celebrate the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote.
Images of 14 women who led the struggle for equal rights will be projected on to the granite monument in South Dakota, beside the 60ft profiles of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
A 1,000-square-foot mosaic of civil rights leader, suffragist, and anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells will be at Union Station starting Monday, August 24. The art installation features tiles illustrating 5,000 historic photographs that altogether depict a portrait of Wells. Watch the full story here
A 1,000 square foot mosaic of Ida B. Wells is being installed at Union Station in DC
Her image is arresting. Hundreds of people walking through Washington’s Union Station this week paused to look at the huge photo mosaic of anti-lynching crusader and suffragist Ida B. Wells-Barnett on the marble floor.