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. 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