Aug

24

4th Friday 6Pack: MFA|EDA Lexi Bass (’18)

Welcome to the third installment of MFA|EDA’s 4th Friday Alumni 6Pack. We are pleased to continue the new custom with a communiqué from Lexi Bass, from the Class of 2018. Away we go: 1. Homecoming What was nostalgic about experiencing Cardboard Computer’s Kentucky Route Zero was how they captured the experience of highway driving at night. Returning […]

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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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Jul

26

Sarah Riazati (’19) Awarded Princess Grace Film Scholarship

We are pleased and proud to share the news that MFA|EDA graduate student Sarah Riazati (’19), has been awarded the Princess Grace Foundation’s 2018 John H. Johnson award to fund her feature film thesis project. Princess Grace Foundation 2018 Award Winners Princess Grace Foundation Press Release Meet Sarah here Congratulations Sarah!  

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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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Oct

26

MFA|EDA Director Tom Rankin & the American Folklore Society

Congratulations to Tom Rankin, documentary photographer, Duke University professor of the practice in Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Center for Documentary Studies educator, and director the the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University. At this year’s American Folklore Society annual meeting in Minneapolis, Tom Rankin was designated for induction as an American […]

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Oct

21

ShopTalk with Ava Lowrey (’15) & DEMAN Weekend

The Duke MFA|EDA is pleased to welcome back Ava Lowrey (’15) as part of DEMAN Weekend (Duke Entertainment Media Arts Network), Nov 3-4, 2018. Among other DEMAN events, Ava will present a ShopTalk titled “Documenting the American South.” The talk is Friday November 3, 1:00 at the MFA|EDA Carpentry Shop (1509 Campus Drive). Ava currently […]

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Sep

12

MFA|EDA 2017-18 Visiting Artists and Scholars

The Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts is proud and pleased to announce its slate of 2017-18 Visiting Artists and Scholars. Visitors to Duke’s MFA|EDA spend several days on campus during which time the visiting artist or scholar attends classes, meets with students in one-on-one critique as well group critique, and engages […]

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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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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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