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An Open Flight

An Open Flight

Category: Temporary

An Open Flight collages video taken on-site at Indianapolis International Airport into a fantasy composite of a flight experience. A disembodied arm pulls back the landscape of the airfield at night as if it were a curtain, to reveal several portholes of an airplane with a different “portrait” of a plane in flight visible through each window. The curtain is then replaced to reveal a bright morning with a rising sun. The video can be viewed several times each hour through December 31, on the screen above the main escalator/stair between Civic Plaza and Baggage Claim.

Watch the full video here.

  • Artist: Liz Wierzbicki
  • Installation: July 1 - December 31, 2019
  • Location: Civic Plaza/Baggage Claim Escalators

About the Artist: Liz Wierzbicki received her BA in mathematics and fine art from Augustana College and her MFA in Visual Art from the Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI. She is a co-founder and the program director at Cat Head Press Printshop and Artist Cooperative, with two locations on Indianapolis’ Near Eastside. Wierzbicki exhibits her printmaking, collage, and video work around Indianapolis and the Midwest, including solo shows at the Crooked Tree Art Center in Traverse City, Michigan and at Sugar Space Gallery, Storage Space, and the Herron Gallery in Indianapolis. Her work was included in faculty shows at Purdue University and the Herron School of Art and Design, and in the prestigious Art from the Heartland regional invitational exhibition at the Indianapolis Art Center. Wierzbicki is the recipient of an Individual Advancement Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and has pursued artist residencies in Ireland, Finland, Slovenia, and at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She lives and works in Indianapolis.