The People of IU
May 3-6, 7-9pm
May 7, 5-9pm
Cook Center Grand Hall
The People of IU—Moving Image Portraits and the Public Screen is an ongoing creative and curatorial project that documents on motion picture film the wide range of figures that constitute the Indiana University community. The idea of a “moving image portrait” is derived from Andy Warhol’s 1960s “screen tests,” the black & white slow-motion films he made of fellow artists, friends, and iconic personalities who visited his studio.
Conceived, directed and produced by Susanne Schwibs and Stephanie DeBoer, faculty in the IU Media School, the motion picture portraits were created and curated by students in their course P335: Production as Criticism. The multimodal projections are produced in collaboration with Scott Birch and Chris Eller of IU’s Advanced Visualization Lab.
The People of IU: Moving Image Portraits and the Public Screen is a collaborative project made possible through the generosity, sponsorship, and support of people in the Office of the IU Bicentennial, The Media School, the Moving Image Archive, the Advanced Visualization Lab, IU3D, the Institute for Digital Humanities, the IU Cinema, the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and the IU Arts and Humanities Council. Its moving image portraits have also been curated and displayed on the Franklin Hall Commons screen (Fall 2019), in a dual channel screen installation in IU’s Innovation Center (Fall 2019), and as a series of trailers at the IU Cinema (Spring 2020).