Jan

22

MFAEDA Student John Rash at ECU’S Biennial Exhibition

MFAEDA student John Rash will be exhibiting a photo in this year’s 8th Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition held at East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center. The work featured by Rash is taken from his “Skin, Scars and Birthmarks” series. The exhibition opens January 24 in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery  and runs through February 23. All […]

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Jan

20

Wolfgang Hastert Screens at Strange Beauty Fest

Strange Beauty Film Festival opens Thursday, January 24.  The festival, now in its fourth year, was founded by husband-and-wife team Jim Haverkamp and Joyce Ventimiglia. Haverkamp, a member of Duke’s Arts of the Moving Image program faculty, and Ventimiglia hold Strange Beauty at Durham’s Manbites Dog Theater. While many of the films that will screen at the […]

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Jan

18

“48 Hours in Las Vegas” MFAEDA Student Exhibition on view through February 17

In the spring of 2012, twelve students in Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program flew to Las Vegas for a crash art project sponsored by Zappos.com. Their mission: seek, capture, and record the infamous Sin City, in two days. The result: 48 Hours in Las Vegas. The Triangle area’s Independent Weekly describes the exhibition as “work that teases […]

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Jan

15

MFAEDA China Film Tour: 米铝乘客

Current MFAEDA student John Rash presented two screenings while in China this January. 米铝乘客: A Collection of Experimental Documentary Films, also titled Lost Passenger, was shown on January 3 at Yugong Yishan in Beijing, and on January 9 at Eco & More Film Club in Shanghai. In addition to Rash’s own work, Lost Passenger featured films by […]

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Jan

09

SYNTHESIA: Kristin Bedford bridges the gap between sight and sound

In December 2012, MFAEDA student Kristin Bedford collaborated with the Wet Ink Ensemble and the Duke University Department of Music to create “Synthesia,” a multimedia piece that aimed to combine photography with the experience of listening. For the project, Bedford photographed musicians from the Wet Ink Ensemble when they performed Ken Stewart’s score “Make It Opaque” […]

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Jan

05

In Retrospect: Rachel Boillot on her first semester

The first semester of the MFAEDA program was an unbelievable whirlwind, wonderful in its intensity. There are a lot of questions about the program, as we are truly breaking new ground. I rarely have good canned answers ready in response to such questions, and we are all still figuring it out. Regardless, here are some of my […]

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