A Running Loop
A collaborative architectural video projection by Tiffany Carbonneau and Susanna Crum
Churchill Downs Opening Night, 2016
From 1875 to 1902, twelve African American jockeys won sixteen Kentucky Derbies, becoming some of the first great American athletes. Using found and original imagery, Tiffany Carbonneau and Susanna Crum created an original video work juxtaposing the faces and names of the jockeys with historical footage that highlighted the divisions between labor and spectatorship which presaged the exclusion and subsequent decline of African American jockeys after 1902. Using large-venue projection equipment and specialized video mapping software, A Running Loop illuminated the façade of the original grandstand at Churchill Downs during Opening Night of the Spring Meet, 2016.
A Running Loop was supported in part by The Louisville Fund for the Arts