Wall Hangings by Jessica Ingram seen at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Birmingham - The Long March

The Long March

"The Long March" (video installation; 65′ X 14′; 2013;
artists: Ryan Alexiev, Jessica Ingram, Hank Willis Thomas) is a 27-monitor installation commissioned by the recently renovated Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama.

The installation incorporates depictions of movement, migration and marching from different eras in Alabama history, for instance, the Civil War, the Children’s March, the Selma Marches, football marching bands, the railroad, and migrations to the “Magic City.” The long row of monitors (the long march) track to the center of the wall and meld into a kaleidoscope. The kaleidoscope is tiled in the shape of a Camellia–the Alabama state flower–and mixes and melds the long march footage, creating new emergent patterns, forms and colors.