MFA|EDA 2018 Thesis Exhibition: On View at Duke and in Durham

The Duke University Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program is proud to announce its spring thesis exhibition, MFA|EDA 2018.

Featuring site-specific projects by twelve graduating MFA|EDA students, the exhibition presents a tremendous range of work including presentations of film and video, installation, sculpture, photography, immersive arts, performance, sound, and multimedia over the course of four weeks across Duke’s campus and Durham. More information can be found at the exhibition’s website: mfaeda2018.org


Exhibiting in MFA|EDA 2018
Lexi Bass
Kaley Clements
Phyllis B. Dooney
Summer Dunsmore
Rachel Jessen
Danny Kim
Katie King
Jeremy M. Lange
Theresa Scott
Laurids Andersen Sonne
Nadia Stevens
Xingyao Zheng


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MFA|EDA 2018 Kick0ff Celebration
Wednesday, March 21, 5:30-7:00pm
Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus

MFA|EDA 2018 Closing Party
Saturday, April 14, 6:00-8:00pm
Spectre Arts
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The exhibition continues through March and April with a series of receptions, film premieres and events at venues including the Power Plant Gallery, the Rubenstein Arts Center, the Fredric Jameson Gallery, Spectre Arts, Shadowbox Studio, the Carrack, and the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus.

 

MFA|EDA 2018 THESIS EXHIBITION
EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE

—Alphabetical by Artist—

LEXI BASS
How Bluebirds are Born
Full Frame Theater
Reception March 30, 5:30pm
Premiere screening March 30, 7:00pm

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KALEY CLEMENTS
Low Hanging Fruit
Full Frame Theater & Boiler Room
Reception and pop-up exhibit March 31, 5:00pm
Premiere screening March 31, 6:30pm

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PHYLLIS B. DOONEY
The Vertigo of Time
The Carrack
On View March 29-April 8
Reception March 29, 6:00pm

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SUMMER DUNSMORE
poem of H.O.M.E.
Shadowbox Studio
Immersive Installation Experience
March 31, 8:30-11:30pm and April 1, 5:30-7:30pm
Reception Apr 1, 7:30pm

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RACHEL JESSEN
Girl Wrestle
Fredric Jameson Gallery
On view March 22-April 4
Reception March 22, 5:30pm

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DANNY KIM
Still Waters
Full Frame Theater & Boiler Room
Reception and pop-up exhibit March 24, 5:00pm
Premiere screening March 24, 6:30pm

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KATIE KING
Inscription  |  A Tangle of Branches
Spectre Arts
On view March 16-25
Third Friday Durham March 16, 6:00pm
Reception March 23, 6:00pm
Premiere Screening @ Full Frame Theater March 21, 7:00pm

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JEREMY M. LANGE
After Golden Leaf
Spectre Arts
On view March 29-April 20
Reception March 29, 6:00pm
Closing Party April 14, 6:00pm

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THERESA SCOTT
No One Left Behind
Power Plant Gallery
On view March 21-April 14
Reception March 21, 5:30pm
Premiere Screening @ Full Frame Theater March 21, 7:00pm

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LAURIDS ANDERSEN SONNE
Man from Iota
Rubenstein Arts Center
On View April 3-23
Reception April 13, 5:30pm
Premiere screening April 13, 7:00pm

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NADIA STEVENS
Dream of Angels
Rubenstein Arts Center
On view March 19-29
Reception March 25, 5:00pm
Presentation March 25, 6:30pm

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XINGYAO ZHENG
The Long Goodbye
Power Plant Gallery
On view March 21-April 14
Reception March 21, 5:30pm
Premiere Screening @ Full Frame Theater March 21, 7:00pm

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Special Events:

KICKOFF CELEBRATION
Power Plant Gallery & Boiler Room
March 21, 5:30-7:00pm


MICROCINEMA
Hosted by MFA|EDA First-Year Students
More info here
Full Frame Theater
April 11, 6:00pm


ENCORE SCREENINGS
Selected moving image re-screenings from MFA|EDA 2018
See website for participating artist and titles
Full Frame Theater
April 14, 2:00pm

CLOSING PARTY
Spectre Arts
April 14, 6:00pm

More information about the artists and events can be found at the exhibition’s website: mfaeda2018.org

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The Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University (MFA|EDA), established in 2011, 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 creativity, innovation, and documentary storytelling. More information on the program, faculty, curriculum and application guidelines is available on the MFA|EDA website at mfaeda.duke.edu. Additional inquiries may be sent to mfaeda@duke.edu.

The MFA|EDA program, artists and thesis exhibition receive additional support from the Duke University MFA Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, the Center for Documentary 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, Rubenstein Arts Center, Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Carrack Modern Art, Shadowbox Studio and Spectre Arts.