From January to June, 2020, the screen above the main escalator/stair to Baggage Claim will
host a work of video art by Indianapolis-based artist Carla Knopp.
Morning on Earth presents an altered-state glimpse into a mysterious cosmic event. Celestial
spheres seek order among the relics of a past civilization; our viewpoint calmly circles around to
witness a glowing sunrise through an empty glass vitrine.
The piece was previously shown as a 360-degree video, viewed through virtual reality goggles
or projected onto spherical viewing screens. This current version premieres at IND as a
traditional screen-based video, where its dream-like reverie echoes the disorienting renewal of
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Carla Knopp is a native of Shelbyville, Indiana and received her B.F.A. from the Herron School of
Art and Design, IUPUI. As a video artist focusing on creating Cinematic VR (virtual reality) pieces
in digitally invented space, she has presented her original work at Gstaadfilm: International
Festival for Short Films, at the Cairo (Egypt) Video Festival, at Virginia Tech’s “Cube Fest,” at the
University of Massachusetts’ Revolutions Per Minute Fest, and at Brooklyn’s Plexus Projects
among other local and national venues. Along with frequently presenting exhibitions of her
sculptural and painted work, Knopp is the owner of Olgaforce3D, a studio for experimental
design in 3D printing and digital video projects. She lives and works in Indianapolis.