Our guest bloggers today are Ben Dorsen ("B") and Dori Thayer ("D"). Ben is going to be a senior at Indiana University where he is majoring in journalism. Dori is a recent graduate from DePauw Univeristy where she studied art history.
The Indianapolis International Film Festival has teamed up with the IMA to bring you films from around the globe this summer. The festival shows films across varying degrees of filmmakers from award winners to emerging talent. Kicking off today, July 14, the festival will screen over 100 films in ten days.
Commonalities in themes, motifs, and subjects regularly cross genres of artistic expression, including art and film. From this thought, we compared a few of IMA works with the films being shown at this year’s festival. Feel free to enjoy the films and pursue the galleries (and 100 Acres) to see which medium conveys a preferred representation of the theme, imagery, or subject addressed.
We have provided a brief description of our thought processes and the connections between the two. Which do you prefer: On the Screen or In the Gallery? Vote below and enjoy the week of films!
GREEN WAVE vs. THE QUINTET OF THE SILENT (Bill Viola, 2001)
D: The Quintet of the Silent shows a diverse array of emotions through a slow motion video that stretches a single minute into fifteen by Bill Viola, an artist who was the pioneer of video art. A singular emotion is found in this charged and dynamic animated movie poster for Green Wave, an Iranian film that shows how technology can change and shape a society. The emotive qualities of both film stills relay different effects but draw us to empathize with these characters.