INSIDE OUT HAS GONE LIVE IN RICHMOND.
Inside Out is a social practice and temporary public art installation in Richmond, CA. The project turned phrases submitted by Richmond residents into large scale projection art on the walls of Richmond City Hall. During a four -week submission period, 1,100 phrases were submitted by people who live or work in Richmond. 100 phrases were then selected to be turned into projections.
See your words light up the city
THE INSIDE OUT PROJECT
WHEN / WHERE IS THE EXHIBITION?
The projections are running Aug 21 - 25 in the evening, 8 - 11 PM on the six story wall of Richmond City Hall.
WHO’S BEHIND IT
The project was being created by Bay Area artist Christy Chan Art and her team of local collaborators. The project partnered with local community centers to offer free story and writing workshops to the public, for the purpose of submitting phrases.
Support for Inside Out / Richmond comes from local community partners: Animated Architecture, The Richmond Art Center, Christy Chan Art & Collaborators . and in part by a Public Art Neighborhood Grant from the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission
The words projected by Inside Out will not reflect the opinions of the Artist Team or City of Richmond, but rather the views of the people.
This is 100% non-profit and fueled by the dedication of volunteers. To volunteer for inside Out, contact us. ( we need graphic designers and video editors)
WHAT WAS THE INTENTION OF THE PROJECT
In a time when the word wall is used to divide, this project used a wall to bring together a community of diverse backgrounds to share their truths.
Inside Out is 100% inclusive. We believe that the words of everyday citizens mean as much, if not more, than powerful figures we watch in the news or hear on the radio.
Why not Richmond? You live here. We live here. Richmond is a quintessential American city, a place where life and culture happens. From moment to moment, this is a place where families and people of all backgrounds are building their lives.
Moreover, Richmond is one of the last remaining socioeconomically diverse cities in the Bay Area. The Bay Area is about much more than tech companies or tourists. It is about a city like Richmond.
Let the whole Bay Area know who you are, and what you stand fo
WAS THIS AVAILABLE TO EVERYBODY? YES
Everybody who lived or worked in Richmond was eligible to submit. Workshops to submit phrases were offered in three languages: English, Spanish and Chinese.