Going the Distance


Going the Distance is a work of video art incorporating actual film footage of UI student athletes from all 24 teams with abstract, vibrantly colored animated images. It's placement at the entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena offers a visual portal into the dynamic world of sports.

Kaprov states that its creation was "an adventure in seeing the world of sports as an almost choreographic experience. By interweaving my own creative animation with live-action Hawkeye footage, I attempt to reveal the underlying kinetic beauty, precision, and drama unique to each sport as it moves in time. It was a fascinating challenge to capture, frame by frame, the almost gravity-defying motion of these skilled and graceful young athletes, and then to transform these movements into a compelling visual narrative. As an artist, my ultimate goal is to create a colorful, dynamic work of art that leaves viewers with a lasting and resonating visual experience for all to enjoy."

Susan Kaprov has lived and worked in Brooklyn NY since the mid-1980s. She attended the City University of New York receiving a B.S. degree in biology, and did post-graduate study in studio art at Dartmouth College and N.Y.U. She has completed major public art projects for the Harvard University Medical School, New York Law School, the Polytechnic Institute of N.Y.U., NASA, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, among others. Her artwork is represented in the permanent collections of leading museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.