Deadline: July 15, 2021, 11:59 P.M
Where: Great Shiplock Park, Chapel Island, and nearby sites on tre low line in Richmond, VA.
When: 12/13 November.
1708 Gallery invites regional, national, and international artists working in all media and disciplines to submit entries for InLight 2021. InLight features multimedia, sculpture, installation, performance, community-based works, and virtual projects that utilize light-based platforms (projections, lighting design, and more) to be experienced in the dark. Past sites include Chimborazo Park, the streets, facades and alleyways of the downtown Arts District, and the sculpture garden and grounds of the VMFA. Great Shiplock Park is located at a former shiplock constructed as part of the James River and Kanawha Canal system. Artists are invited to propose projects that engage with and expand upon the multiple themes and histories that can be found at these sites such as: trade and labor of then-enslaved peoples of African and Indigenous descent during and following the industrial revolution; the environmental impact—especially concerning water resources—of commerce and infrastructure; and the cultivation of spaces for alternative forms of historical preservation.
The curatorial team for InLight 2021 is especially interested in proposals that address ideas around movement in air, land, and water; flows of resources; and the redistribution of power within these systems. The team is likewise interested in future-thinking projects that reflect but are not bound by the histories surrounding Great Shiplock Park to imagine the site’s specificity and potential beyond its past and present.
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