MFA|EDA Works-in-Progress Presentations, Dec 9+10

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Duke University’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2016. The students are enrolled in the first-year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Six students will present their work on Tuesday, December 9, and nine students will present on Wednesday, December 10; see schedules below. Guests are welcome at any time during the events.

Tuesday, December 9
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 10
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

MFA|EDA Carpentry Shop
1509 Campus Drive
Durham, NC
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TUESDAY  PRESENTATIONS
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TUE 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Kyle Wilkinson
“Hiss Appalachia”
A modern folklore.

KW

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TUE 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Beatriz Wallace
“Anatomy in Four Parts”

BW

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TUE 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Michaela O’Brien
“Love Valley”
A boy’s dream, a man’s reality.

MO

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BREAK 7:45 – 8:00 p.m.

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TUE 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Jon-Sesrie Goff
“After Sherman”
A family considers the development of heirs property in the South Carolina Low country.
Also presenting “From Sea to Sea”, Notes For a Hypothetical Project”, “Valley Fever”, “Mr. Horace”

JG

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TUE 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Qathi Hart
“After the Fact”
Fifteen years after the fact, we’ve been extraordinarily reckless with our lives, relationships and second chances; falling apart while our friends and lovers try to rescue us.

QH

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TUE 9:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Tamika Galanis
“Junkanoo”
One thousand miles from home.

TG

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WEDNESDAY  PRESENTATIONS
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WED 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Jason Oppliger
“Balick Ekmek”
A cognitive assemblage documentary cataloging a subjective and mnemonic travelogue of Istanbul.

JO

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WED 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Kristina Baker
Untitled Works

KB

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WED 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Wei Wang
“Undocumented Life: Striving to Reach the American Dream”
Siler City had been a rather quiet small Southern town until local chicken processing plants began recruiting workers from Mexico and Central America during the 1980s. In twenty years, the town became predominantly Hispanic.

WW

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BREAK 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

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WED 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Alex Cunningham
“Quintessence of Dust”
A love-letter to the inevitable explorer, the astronaut.

AC

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WED 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Kihae Kim
“Durham Portraits”
Nineteen African-Americans in Durham, North Carolina.

KK

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LUNCH BREAK: 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

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WED 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Christopher Thomas
“киномеханик”
Short films from inside the accelerated imagination of a laid-off movie projectionist in an alchemical attempt to find a new kind of visual media.

CT

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WED 2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Michael Williams
“Goodnight, Daddy”
The fatherless epidemic has had both a negative and positive influence on the children left behind. Can a man be a good father for his child, despite the fact he grew up not knowing his own?

MW

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BREAK 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

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WED 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Dan Smith
“Small Caliber Wounds: Murder, Mourning and Memory in Coastal North Carolina”
Also presenting “Discards and Digressions”

DS

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WED 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Roxanne Campbell
“Color Bar”

RC

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The MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University (MFA|EDA) was founded by three units at Duke University: the Center for Documentary Studies, the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, and the Program in Arts of the Moving Image. Successful completion of the unique two-year program requires the development of a complex understanding of documentary practices and traditions as well as creative skills in experimental media and new technologies.

The application period is now open for Fall 2015 admission. Application and portfolio information can be found here. The application deadline is January 31, 2015.

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