LAURA IANCU Abridged CV

BACKGROUND INFORMATION        

                 

Formal Education

 

2016            M.F.A in Film and Video Production – University of Iowa, IA, US

2013            M.F.A in Photography – University of Iowa, IA, US

2008            B.F.A in Fine Arts, Pedagogy – Ovidius University, Romania, EU

2004            Diploma in Visual Arts, Painting – Queen Maria Art Highschool, Romania, EU

Academic and professional positions held

 

Academic Positions

2021–          Assistant Professor, School of Performing Arts, Cinema Program, Virginia Tech, VA

2017–20      Instructor, School of Performing Arts, Cinema Program, Virginia Tech, VA

2016–17      Visiting Professor, Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Transmedia, Syracuse

2013–16      Instructor, University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Cinematic Arts, Iowa City, IA

2012–14      Instructor, University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

 

Related professional positions

 

2016             Creative Coordinator, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2014–16       Photography Technician - University of Iowa, Photography Department, Iowa City, IA

2013–15       Videographer for the International Writers Program Residency (IWP), International Writing Program, UIowa       

2007–08       Art Director for the National Theatre, Constanta & Commission Video work for Odeon Theatre, Bucharest, Romania     

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

Film Festivals

2022

Experimental Film Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico ,Feeder

Sight and Sound Festival, Oxnard, CA, US, Sweet Press

Ultra Cinema Xl,  Chicho, Mexico, Sinking About You

International Herb Symposium Film & Photography Festival, The Good Neighbors ( premiere ) 

Postales a Lumière - Itinerant Exhibition of Contemporary Cinema, Feeder

Nanhui Ollin Film Festival, Durago, Mexico, Feeder

10'th International Video Poetry Film Festival, Athens, Grece, Sinking About You

2021

Xprmntl Film Festival, London, UK,Transmissions & Blues for Martin Sostre

San Diego Underground Film festival, San Diego, Ca, // Current State=true;  

Fotogenia, Film Poetry & Divergent Narratives Festival, Mexico City, Mexico, Transmissions

Octopus Marquee Independent Film Festival, Self(i.e;)

Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, //Current State. = true;

ICAT Creativity+Innovation Day, The Observatory
Altered Aesthetics Film Festival, London, UK, Feeder
Feel the Reel Film Festival , London, UK, // Current State=true;
Crescent City Film Festival, New Orleans, Transmissions
Festival Ecra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, – World Premiere –The Observatory
Citric Signals Video Network, Feeder
Detroit Shetown Women’s Film Festival, Detroit, Michigan, Feeder
Screener Short Films, London, UK, Feeder
Buzz Vicious Underground Film Festival, Amazonas, Brazil, // Current State=true;
Hallucinea Film Festival, Paris, France, Feeder
Vinilonga Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feeder
Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival, Port of Spain, // Current State=true;
Mimesis Documentary Festival, Boulder, US, Level IV
Midwest Video Poetry Fest, Madison, WI, I Imagine I Been Science Fiction Always
Darkroom Film Festival, London, UK, I Imagine I Been Science Fiction Always

 

2020

London Experimental Film Festival, London, UK, Transmissions
Strangelove Time-Based Media Festival, -online- Transmissions
Underneath the Floorboards Visual Arts Festival, London, UK, -online- Feeder
Coop Microcinema, Nashville, TN, -online- Feeder


2019

ULTRAcinema, Guelatao, Oaxaca, Mexico, Clear

Green Screen Environmental Film Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago,Transmissions

Festival Cinemistica, Granada, Spain, Transmissions
CODEC International Experimental Film and Video Festival, San Rafael, Mexico, Transmissions
Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, BC, Canada, Transmissions
The traveling tent of The Itinerant Cinema of La Bête Rousse. The tent is pitched within various music festivals in France, Fasterrr
The London Experimental Film Festival, The Islington Metal Works, London, Fasterrr
Medusa Underground Film Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada, Fasterrrr
Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival, The Bug Theater, Denver, Clear
Experimental Superstars, Novi Sad, Serbia, Clear
Druid Underground Film Festival, Clear
South Carolina Underground Film Festival, North Charleston, SC, Clear
San Diego Underground Film Festival, San Diego, CA, Transmissions
Indie Grits Film Festival, Nickelodeon Theatre, Colombia, SC, Clear
Fayetteville Film Fest , Downtown Fayetteville, AR, Clear
Femmes Underground International Film Festival , Los Angeles, CA, Clear
Mirror Mountain Film Festival, Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa, CA, Transmissions
Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival, Transmissions
2018 London Experimental Film Festival, London, UK, Fasterrrr
Medusa Underground Film Festival, Las Vegas, NV, Self(i.e;), Fasterrrr
Antimatter, Victoria, BC, Canada, Minerals and Buttercups
Altered Aesthetics Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN, Fasterrr
Women/ NB Digital Art at the Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA, Self(i.e;), Rattle
Alchemy Film and Movie Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland, Minerals and Buttercups
Vertical Cinema screening series, Iowa City, IA Self(i.e;), Level I
Indie Grits Festival, Columbia, SC, Fasterrr
Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, MN, Minerals and Buttercups

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Invitational solo screenings and exhibitions

2022         - Jan 18 – Feb 11 Current State, multiple recent videos ( oh Girl it's You, Feeder, Fasterrrr, Current State = True; and                       Sinking About You ) played at Terminal Gallery, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Curated                                       by McLean Fahnestock 

2021         - Presented SHO , an online live event sponsored by The Rose Library at the invitation of Emory University. The                                screening was made in collaboration with poet and performer Douglas Kearney and consisted of a 45 minute                                Youtube live event of screenings  and poetry followed by a moderated zoom QnA.

                 - Leave It Open  Solo presentation of multiple short films at the invitation of the Center of European Union,                                        Transatlantic, and Trans-  European Space Studies at Virginia Tech (CEUTTSS), Online Premiere followed                                      moderated QnA.

2019           Special Filmmaker Spotlight Screening and QnA, Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Iowa City, IA

2014           Cinematic Arts Seminar, University of Iowa, IA, Level II

2012           Porch Gallery, video installation, Iowa City, IA, Afterthoughts

                   Public Space One, Iowa City, IA, Birthtree

Invitational group screenings & panels

 

2021           New Media Panel - A discussion with creatives selected for trinidad+tobago film festival 2021, Moderator Melanie.                         Archer

                   COOP Gallery Microcinema Film Festival, Nashville, TN

2019           Lightning talk at the IEI (  Expression, and Immersion Symposium)  - "A two-day symposium hosted by Virginia                             Tech’s Creativity+Innovation (C+I) Immersive Audio Group aimed at discussing creative research, overall challenges,                     and requirements for presenting auditory information within immersive environments to facilitate the artistic                                   expression of naturalistic listening experience for high-fidelity immersion. 

2019           From Future's End, ACinema Woodland Pattern Book Center, program curated  by Janelle VanderKelen and                                   Takahiro Suzuki

                   Spring Creative Technologies in Music DISIS Faculty and Guest Artists Event, the Cube, Moss Art Center,                                      Blacksburg, VA 

2018           Yerba Buena center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, program curated by Kara Herold  

                   Women/ NB Digital Art at the Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA

2017           An Evening of Poetry Film, Marfa Poetry Festival, curated by Nick Twemlow.

Group gallery exhibitions  

2022         Gathering - Faculty Triennial, Moss Art Center, Blacksburg, VA, How to Make a Video Game

2018          Front International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, OH

2013          Electronics Alive, Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL

2012          Command Z, Drewlowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2011          We never fall apart; we never fall together, Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

                  Gnu/New Work, Hillel Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2010          Lo Spazio Di Dobrogia Nell’Ambito Della Modernita, Venice, Italy

CREATIVE WORKS/ FILMOGRAPHY

Single-channel videos, including animation

Where We Live

The Good Neighbors

// Current state = state;

Sweet Press

Oh Girl, It’s You 

Sinking About You 

Level V 

Feeder 

Leave it Open 

Transmissions 

Level IV 

Fasterrrr

Minerals and Buttercups

Self(I.E;), 

Perfumes and Caresses, 

Rattle

Murmur

Level III, 

Manila Folder

Level II

Blackbox

Level I

Fever

Birthtree

In This House

Orange/Milk

Music Videos

Blues for Martin Sostre (for Bushmeat Sound Systems) 

27 (for Silent Strike)

a song i wrote for you (for Hior Chronik)

Clear (for Silk Duck)

Multi-screen

Afterthoughts, looping 5 screen gallery installation

 

360/VR videos

Exploded View, 4.5 minutes

Nesting, 5 minutes

 

Video Games

The Observatory

Horsemint Island

          

Collaborations

2021     SHO, 45 Minutes, visual artist, live poetry reading by Douglas Kearney, sponsored by the Rose Library at Emory University, 

2017     Caihong City (dir Florina Titz) Art Director, SciFi Narrative, Feature

2016.    World of Facts (dir. Mike Gibisser) ,Camera Operator, Fiction Narrative, Feature

2012     Faster (dir Nick Twemlow) Cinematographer, Drama, Short 

2011     The Trapper (dir Jared Seltzer)  Production Designer, Additional Photography, drama, short

2011     The Agony and Sweat of the Human Spirit ( dir Jesse D Damazo and Joe Bookman), AD, DP, fiction narrative, short

2009     Daidaiiro (dir Florina Titz), Art Director, Visual Effects, web series, short 

2009     Such Hope (dir Radu Afrim), Producer, Video projections for theatre play, Odeon Theatre, Romania