Duke MFA|EDA 2017 Thesis Exhibition: March 3-April 4

The Duke University Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program is proud to announce its spring thesis exhibition, MFA|EDA 2017.

Featuring site-specific projects by twelve MFA|EDA graduating students, the exhibition presents a tremendous range of work including presentations of film and video, installation, sculpture, photography, print-making, interactive arts, performance, sound, and multimedia over the course of four weeks across Duke’s campus and downtown Durham. More info at the exhibition’s website: mfaeda2017.org

Exhibiting in MFA|EDA 2017
Salima Al-Ismaili
Sarah Elizabeth Borst
Andrea De Francesco
Sylvia Herbold
Lauren Mueller
Colleen F. Pesci
Anthony Dean Shafer
Kate Stephens
Jason Sudak
Ran Xin
Haoyang Zhao
Yijie Zhu

 

The exhibition continues through March and April with a series of receptions, film premieres and artist talks at venues including , SPECTRE Arts, the Fredric Jameson Gallery, Shadowbox Studio, the Power Plant Gallery and the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus.

MFA|EDA 2017 Kick0ff Celebration
Friday, March 3, 5:00-7:30pm
Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus
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MFA|EDA 2017 Closing Reception
Sunday, April 2, 6:00-9:00pm
SPECTRE Arts

Herbold Class of 2017

MFA|EDA 2017 THESIS EXHIBITION
EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE

Alphabetical by Artist:

SALIMA AL-ISMAILI
Shadows of Devotion
Power Plant Gallery
On View Mar 3 – Mar 14
Reception: Mar 3, 5:00-7:30pm

 

SARAH ELIZABETH BORST
This Is Mine
Power Plant Gallery
On View Mar 3 – Mar 14
Reception: Mar 3, 5:00-7:30pm
Screening: Mar 3, 7:30pm, Full Frame Theater

  

ANDREA DE FRANCESCO
Kurdish Stories
Power Plant Gallery
On View Mar 18 – Mar 28
Reception: Mar 24. 5:00-7:30pm
Screening: Mar 24, 7:30pm, Full Frame Theater

 

SYLVIA HERBOLD
A Path Seems Like a Place
Full Frame Theater
Reception: Mar 25, 5:00pm
Screening: Mar 25, 7:00pm

  

LAUREN MUELLER
Huro Huro
Full Frame Theater
Reception: Mar 29, 6:30pm
Screening: Mar 29, 8:00pm

  

COLLEEN F. PESCI
Companion
Shadowbox Studio
Screening: Mar 26, 6:30pm & 9:30pm
Reception: Mar 26, 8:00pm

  

ANTHONY DEAN SHAFER
Binary
Power Plant Gallery
On View Mar 18 – Mar 28
Reception: Mar 24. 5:00-7:30pm
Screening: Mar 24, 7:30pm, Full Frame Theater

  

KATE STEPHENS
Fret Not
Power Plant Gallery
Performance: Apr 1, 7:00pm
Reception: Apr 1, 8:00pm
Performance Encore: Apr 2, 2:00pm

  

JASON SUDAK
Ultimate Dim Thule
Shadowbox Studio
Screening: Mar 26, 6:30pm & 9:30pm
Reception: Mar 26, 8:00pm

  

RAN XIN
Missing Persons
Fredric Jameson Gallery
On View Mar 4 – Apr 4
Reception: Mar 4, 6:00pm
Screening: Mar 22, 6:00pm, Full Frame Theater

  

HAOYANG ZHAO
Tomato Republic
Spectre Arts
On View Mar 17- Apr 2
Opening Reception: Mar 17, 6:00-9:00pm
Closing Reception: Apr 2, 6:00-9:00pm

 

YIJIE ZHU
The One
Fredric Jameson Gallery
On View Mar 4 – Apr 4
Reception: Mar 4, 6:00pm
Screening: Mar 22, 6:00pm, Full Frame Theater

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Special Events:

KICKOFF CELEBRATION
Power Plant Gallery and Boiler Room
March 3, 5:00-7:30pm

 

MICROCINEMA
Hosted by MFA|EDA First-Years
Full Frame Theater
March 5, 6:00-9:00pm

 

ENCORE SCREENINGS
Selected moving image re-screenings from MFA|EDA 2017
Full Frame Theater
Mar 31, 6:00pm

  

CLOSING RECEPTION
Spectre Arts
April 2, 6:00-9:00pm

More info at the exhibition’s website: mfaeda2017.org

 

A unique initiative, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA) at Duke University couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a rigorous two-year program. For more than three decades, Duke has demonstrated leadership in documentary arts, film and video, and visual studies. Drawing upon this commitment to the arts, as well as the university’s existing strengths in historical, theoretical and technological scholarship, the MFA|EDA offers a distinct learning environment that sees interdisciplinary education as a benchmark for significant innovation. More information on the program, faculty, curriculum and application guidelines are available on the MFA|EDA website at mfaeda.duke.edu.

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MFA|EDA 2017 is supported by the Center for Documentary Studies, Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University, the Power Plant Gallery, the Fredric Jameson Gallery, and SPECTRE Arts.

Viewfinder image of the Class of 2017 by Sylvia Herbold (’17)