Hope Ginsburg with Composer Joshua Quarles
Commissioned by the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU and the Richmond Symphony, Land Dive Team: Amphibious James was a meditation with the James River and its species. A wind ensemble played Joshua Quarles’s score in three movements; a “Land Dive Team” meditated on the shore with scuba gear; and an “Amphibious Dive Team” with telecommunications gear sent a spoken meditation from the river to the mix on shore. The analogy of amphibiousness evoked by the piece is a call to multispecies awareness.
Read an A Blade of Grass article featuring Land Dive Team: Amphibious James: "5 Art Projects Bridging Communities Across Difference".
Listen to abridged audio of the live piece
Video Presentation: A Production of VPM
Producer/Director: Mason Mills
Producer/Field Director: Allison Benedict