FAIRMOUNT | ART MUSEUM AREA
THE FIRST LUMENIGNISIST PARADE. Independent and separate of PIFA’S 2 1/2 weeks of activities Philadelphians got to enjoy a students’ senior thesis. University of the Arts student Alex Bard ’16 has invented a new religion called “Lumenignisism” for his senior thesis project.
The students started at University of the Arts’ Hamilton Hall located at Broad and Pine Streets. The group then proceeded north to City Hall, then up Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Following a brief ceremony, the group retraced its steps back to the University of the Arts.
The Lumenignisist religion has only one annual celebration, held in springtime, consisting of a parade of three shines, each carried by four devotees. The shrines are made of steel, and inspired by Bard’s recent visit to Japan.
The top of each shrine and its bearers’ robes are color-coded appropriately for each light of the traffic signal – red, yellow and green.
For a view of a few images from this event please select this link or the “Apr 10, 2016 Alex Bard senior thesis at UArts~Lumenignisism” in the right column of this picture weblog it will link you to the images.