Art21 // Abigail DeVille
ABIGAIL DEVILLE: LIGHT OF FREEDOM
Documentary Short, 2021, 4K Video, 6 mins
Producer: Ian Forster // Colorist: Jason Greenstein
Art21 | Extended Play
Sculptor and installation artist Abigail DeVille reveals the ideas and inspirations behind the making of her public art commission, Light of Freedom (2020). The large sculpture of a scaffolded torch, with flames composed of dozens of blue mannequin arms, was motivated by the Black Lives Matter marches of summer 2020, when waves of demonstrators hooked arm-in-arm to rally against racial injustice amidst the threat of a global pandemic.