Between Here and There: Richmond
InLight Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 2014
The ongoing Between Here and There series combines original video footage of maritime shipping routes and ports with architectural video mapping in public spaces. Videos of ports, rivers and oceans captured at some of the largest container ports and most important shipping routes in the world, including sites in China, The United States, Panama, France, Portugal, Spain, The United Kingdom, Thailand, The Netherlands, and Germany, and are combined with footage of maritime shipping locations captured locally at the site of exhibition. This work, exhibited on the historic Altria Theater in downtown Richmond, Virginia exhibited footage of waterways from several of the largest maritime shipping routes in the world, including the waters at Manchester Docks, a major port in the massive downriver Slave Trade that made Richmond the largest source of enslaved Africans on the east coast of America from 1830 to 1860 and several sites on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from New Albany, Indiana (the home of the artist) to the Port of New Orleans.
In this series of work, Carbonneau documents sites that represent the massive system that is global trade, while tracking the ways her own environment, community and economy is linked to others on an international level. By investigating the benefits and consequences of a hyper connected world, and embedding the video in public spaces by using video mapping technologies, this massive international system is presented on a scale that is physically tangible and relatable to the human body, allowing the audience to grasp the physical enormity of the global economy, while highlighting the significance of our built environment within our modern and historic cultural framework.
Between Here and There: Richmond was supported by 1708 Gallery.