Four years ago when I set out to document my father’s life, I rediscovered a man with vision who has the ability to connect people and ideas, not just through his work, but in all aspects of life.
A native Chicagoan, his impact is far-reaching in business, medicine, the arts, and global peace. He’s been an inspiration to me and I’m honored and proud to share his life with the world.
What began as “The Dad Project “— a personal exploration of my father’s legacy in my own life — culminated into a multi-media installation titled, LIFESCAPE: A Video Portrait of Marshall Bennett.
Here is the 14-minute version of a larger generative video portrait by Chicago artist Lincoln Schatz, that debuted at Roosevelt University in Chicago and is now a permanant installation in the business school. The film’s conceptual and innovative approach reveals the many facets of my father, Marshall, along with a beautiful and moving sound track by Ken Olsen, the assistant principal cellist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
“Marshall is a true legend in real estate and urban planning and development, not just in Chicago but on an international scale,” says Jon DeVries, founding director of the Marshall Bennett Institute. “His ongoing commitment to supporting the Institute and to mentoring students is so greatly appreciated. We are honored to be a beneficiary of his wisdom and generosity and hope this installation will help showcase Marshall and contribute to his legacy.”
See articles and video interviews with Marshall Bennett in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.
Learn more about The Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University