Jul

31

MFA|EDA Jason Sudak (’17) Awarded 2018 Cassilhaus Fellowship

The Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship, made possible through a partnership between Cassilhaus, the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, was created with the idea that travel can be transformative in the life of an emerging artist. The biennial $10,000 fellowship, funded by Ellen Cassilly and Frank Konhaus of Cassilhaus, supports recent Duke University MFA|EDA graduates […]

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Jul

27

4th Friday 6Pack: MFA|EDA Talena Sanders (’13)

Welcome to the second installment of MFA|EDA’s 4th Friday Alumni 6Pack. We are pleased to continue the new custom with the inimitable Talena Sanders, from the inaugural Class of 2013. Away we go:   1. Interloping To thrust oneself into the affairs of others. I am here (right now, in Mexico) from elsewhere, and I am around […]

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Jun

22

4th Friday 6Pack: MFA|EDA Laurids Andersen Sonne (’18)

Welcome to the MFA|EDA’s inaugural 4th Friday Alumni 6Pack. We are pleased to kick off the new custom with Laurids Andersen Sonne, from the recently-graduated Class of 2018. Away we go:   1. Merlin bird ID Lately I have found myself on walk-abouts with friends out in nature with binoculars hanging around my neck and Merlin bird […]

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May

08

2018 Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship Call for MFA|EDA Alumni

2018 CASSILHAUS TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS   How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else. R. Buckminster Fuller ~~~~ The Duke University Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program (MFA|EDA) and the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) are pleased to announce the Call for […]

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Apr

18

Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship Presentation: Alina Taalman, May 4

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber _________________________________ Please join us for the inaugural Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship presentation, featuring the work-in-progress of 2016 Cassilhaus Travel Fellow Alina Taalman, May 4, 6:00pm at the Full Frame Theater in downtown Durham. The work, entitled Kolmas Punkt, (The Third Point), Taalman says, […]

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Feb

26

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 […]

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Feb

01

Tamika Galanis (’16) Library of Congress Lovelace Fellowship

A message from Tom Rankin, Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke University:   We are proud and pleased to share the news that Tamika Galanis has been awarded a Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress where she […]

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Jun

09

MFA|EDA Student & Alumni News: Summer 2017 Playlist

MFA|EDA dispatches from near and far, current and alumni. Congratulations all. ___________________________________________________ Tracy Fish (’15), featured in Oxford American’s Eyes on the South, and has joined the Photo faculty at the University of Nevada-Reno. John Rash (’14) works as producer/director at the Southern Documentary Project in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of […]

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May

05

MFA|EDA Director Tom Rankin in Southern Cultures

Days before the 143rd Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6, 2017, documentary photographer Tom Rankin shares memories of a lifetime attending the “greatest two minutes in sports: Read the article and see the photographs in Southern Cultures here

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Mar

09

There’s Content: 5 Years of MFA|EDA Exhibition, Spring 2017

There’s Content: Five Years of the Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts celebrates the fifth anniversary of Duke University’s MFA program with a joint exhibition at the Power Plant Gallery and The Archive of Documentary Arts in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Power Plant Gallery (April 4-May 6) […]

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Feb

16

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 […]

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Jan

31

MFA|EDA Student & Alumni News: Winter 2017 Playlist

MFA|EDA dispatches from near and far, current and alumni. Congratulations all. ___________________________________________________ Haoyang Zhao (‘17) in Duke Today. Katie King (’18) Cousins on view at the Installation ArraySmith Warehouse Bay 11. Colleen Pesci (’17) and Dear Companion at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, February 1 – March 3, 2017 Power Plant Gallery Call for residency applications. MFA|EDA Sunday Screening […]

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