'Impermanence: The Time of Man'

Video installation on display at Luther College through Jan. 22

"Impermanence: The Time of Man," a four-channel video installation created by filmmakers and visual artists David Hodge and Hi-Jin Kang Hodge, is on display through Jan. 22 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus.

The exhibit is open for viewing from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Monday-Friday. Since different segments of the video piece are likely to be showing on different days, people are encouraged to visit the installation multiple times.         

The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

"Impermanence: The Time of Man," explores the temporal nature of life. Developed for the exhibition "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama," it marked one of the first artistic uses of video iPods. Hodge and Kang Hodge interviewed 122 people about impermanence and change in their lives, and then edited the videos into short films that were originally shown on a circle of video iPods. They explain that, "though impermanence is a central Buddhist concept, it's also a universal concern. We all grow up, change and eventually pass into another state."

A husband and wife team, Hodge and Kang Hodge have created films and video installations for a variety of clients and artistic exhibitions for museums worldwide. Their pieces typically blend editorial materials and innovative uses of technology to explore complex human and social questions.

The couple was on campus in October to deliver the 2015 Oen Fellows lecture. The lecture, titled "Impermanence: The Time of Man," was also part of Luther's 2015-16 Religion Forum series and the 2015-16 Paideia Text and Issues Lecture series. Impermanence is the theme of both lecture series this year.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,400, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.