Dec

12

Presentation of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, 12/13

Duke’s first MFA program invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the inaugural class. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. The work of three students—Philip Brubaker, Wolfgang Hastert, and Jolene Mok was shown on Tuesday, December 6 (see end […]

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Nov

24

Happy Thanksgiving, Errol Morris

Philip Brubaker ’13 and friend muse about and give thanks for the works of Errol Morris on their podcast, Albatross Applesauce:   And the man himself muses about his work, “The Umbrella Man” in a NY Times Op-Doc this week:  

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Nov

21

Application Period Open for Fall 2012 Admission to the MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts

First session of “Experimental Film/Video” course with Josh Gibson. Photograph by Tom Rankin. Duke’s Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFAEDA) is now accepting applications for Fall 2012 admission. For more info on the program, visit http://mfaeda.duke.edu. Application to the MFAEDA is a two part process, consisting of the Graduate School Application […]

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Nov

10

Filmmaker Bill Morrison Visits MFAEDA

  Experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison met with MFA students at the Carpentry Shop on November 7th and 8th to discuss his approach to filmmaking with a focus on the archive and collaboration with musicians. While at Duke, Morrison presented his film Decasia and met with Duke graduate composers to discuss the process of collaborating with composers scoring […]

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Oct

28

English Director and Screenwriter John Akomfrah visits MFAEDA

Acclaimed English director and screenwriter John Akomfrah OBE visited the MFAEDA Carpentry Shop on October 26th to discuss his approach to filmmaking and to participate in critiques of MFA student work. Akomfrah also screened and discussed his previous work and artistic practice with the greater Duke and Durham communities at the Nasher Museum of Art […]

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Oct

27

MFA Featured in “Documenting Duke” Audio Work by CDS Undergraduates

  Through a collaboration between the Center for Documentary Studies and Duke Magazine, students in John Biewen’s undergraduate classes “Introduction to Audio Documentary” and “The Short Audio Documentary” have produced audio features to complement stories featured in the magazine. Among the recent audio pieces posted to Duke Magazine’s website is a piece by Elisabeth Michel, […]

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Oct

07

Pioneering Augmented Reality artist Tamiko Thiel visits MFAEDA

Internationally exhibited new media artist Tamiko Thiel is interested in developing the dramatic and narrative capabilities of interactive 3D virtual reality as a medium for addressing social and cultural issues. She lectures internationally on the creation of meaning in art and of dramatic experience in time-based and interactive media. She is developing a theory of dramatic structure for […]

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Oct

06

Teka Selman on Duke’s New MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts

Teka Selman is the assistant director of Duke’s Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Her experience in the arts ranges from commercial to nonprofit arts management, most recently as partner at Branch Gallery in Durham, North Carolina. Selman received an MA in Art History and Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, and […]

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Oct

05

Student Profiles: Lisa McCarty

Lisa McCarty creates images through a disciplined practice of relinquishing control. Utilizing unpredictable cameras and photographic processes, McCarty seeks opportunities to capture chance-based abstractions that reflect the imperfect yet wondrous systems that govern perception. Equally interested in cognitive science and romantic conceptualism, her work explores the potential and paradox of visual information. Lisa McCarty is […]

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Oct

02

Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Fall 2011 Inaugural Class

The Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University brings together two forms of artistic activity—the documentary approach and experimental production in analog, digital, and computational media—in a unique program that will foster collaborations across disciplines and media as it trains sophisticated, creative art practitioners. Successful completion of the program requires […]

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Sep

15

Laura Poitras Artist’s Talk Sept. 20 at CDS

O’ Say Can You See, a gallery installation by artist Laura Poitras, is on view in the Kreps Gallery at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, July 25–December 22, 2011. Laura Poitras Artist’s Talk and Reception September 20, 2011, 6–9 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies Read more about the […]

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Sep

15

“Nine Visions”: Photography with Southern Vision

Cafeteria, Camp America. From the series “Guantanamo Bay.” Photograph by Christopher Sims. September 16–November 13, 2011 Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, 975 Main Street, Danville, Virginia Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 5:30–7 p.m. Curated by Glenn Scarboro, president of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, Nine Visions includes the work of […]

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