September 4 – October 17, 2015
Public Installation by Rachel Hayes
Performances by John D. Freyer and Hope Ginsburg
Through video and performance, sculpture and photography, painting and sound, these artists engage notions of navigation and movement, adaptation and mobility, exploration and transition.
John D. Freyer | Free Ice Water Recovery Ride
The ride will depart from and return to 1708 Gallery.
Hope Ginsburg | Land Dive Team : Road World Championships
In partnership with 1708 Gallery for the Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships, Hope Ginsburg’s newest deployment of the Land Dive Team proposes a counterpoint to exertion with a different kind of physical and mental endurance. Part of the Breathing on Land project, this group of people meditating with the assistance of scuba gear refocuses attention in both participants and viewers on their bodies, contexts and implicitly the health of our atmosphere. As with the race, the dive demands focus, apparatus, and an awareness of body and breath. But in this case, speed is answered with stillness and competition is inverted with an inwardly directed form of participation. The event, the first public iteration of the Land Dive Team, is situated just beside the racecourse at 411 W. Broad Street and timed to take place during the Women’s Elite Road Circuit on Saturday, September 26th at 2pm.
Interested parties are welcome to participate. Please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about how.
All equipment has been generously provided by The Dive Shop in Richmond, VA.
Free Ice Water Recovery Ride and Land Dive Team: Road World Championships are both supported by Richmond Arts and Cultural District Micro Grants.
1708 Gallery’s 2015-2016 exhibition season is generously supported in part by Jay Barrows, Stephanie Caperton, Josh and Sarah Eckhardt, Peg Freeman, Suellen Gregory, Monroe and Jill Harris, Andrea Levine, Haley McCall, Valerie Molnar and Yogi Singh, Paul and Sarah Monroe, Virginia Pye and John B. Ravenal, John Reynolds, Bill and Pam Royall, Marcia and Harry R. Thalhimer, Ted and Katie Ukrop, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.