PROFOUND FEELINGS OF DISQUIET, VIRGINIA
Tuesday 10 May 2011
26 International Artists Presented at the 2009 InLight Richmond
For the 2009 InLight Richmond exhibition James Long selected an alleyway behind, The John Marshall, a derelict hotel in downtown Richmond, Virginia for his temporary lighting installation entitled Profound Feelings of Disquiet.
The concept takes visitors through an interactive experience of constantly changing conditions with intensely layered colour filtered light projected through clouds created by fog machines. The juxtaposition of the muted tones of gray and brown buildings flanking two sides of an access alley painted and flooded with color and light and billowing fog to engage visitors to participate in the playful action.
InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of contemporary art inspired by light. The exhibition included video projections, photography, light installations; bringing together people for a night of celebration. Artists from around the world were invited to submit ideas for lighting a part of the city selected by InLight organized by 1708 Gallery. Guest juror Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, selected 26 international artists out of 65 entries to participate in the 2009 InLight Richmond exhibition. In addition, the juror selected four proposals considered for possible permanent installations (James Long’s “Tendril” was one of the proposals selected). The artists are from all over the world including the US, Australia, Canada and Germany. James Long received his degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and studied at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. He currently lives and works in New York City.