May

05

MFA|EDA Director Tom Rankin in Southern Cultures Quarterly

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 Now On View

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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Nov

17

MFA|EDA Screening: Bad at Geography with Bill Brown

Please join us this Sunday as we welcome punk/zinester/educator/filmmaker Bill Brown back across the Durham-Chapel Hill boundary line. Bill will be here to present two films that disarmingly challenge American borders, real and imagined. Sun, Nov 20 6:00pm @ Unexposed Microcinema 105 Hood St / Suite 5 __________________________________________ Program: The Other Side (2006, 40 min, […]

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Oct

17

Salima Al-Ismaili (’17) Named Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow

2016-2017 Kenan Institute for Ethics  Graduate Arts Fellow Salima Al-Ismaili (MFA|EDA ’17) is an Omani documentary artist working primarily in film and photography. Her previous documentaries explored issues of migration and displacement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Jordan. Al-Ismaili’s current focus explores the constructed and blurred assigned gender roles of women within religion, and the role […]

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Oct

07

Duke MFA|EDA Call For Applications: Deadline Feb 15

Duke University welcomes applications to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), a groundbreaking interdisciplinary arts program.  For Fall 2017 admission, applications will be accepted October 10, 2016 –  February 15, 2017. ——  Application and Information Here    —— A unique initiative, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts couples experimental visual practice with the […]

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Aug

03

MFA|EDA Nick Pilarski (’15) and Destini RIley In The News

Hearty congratulations to Nick Pilarski (MFA|EDA ’15) and Destini Riley (Full Frame School of Doc ’15), recently named among Filmmaker Magazine‘s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Nick and Destini co-directed I, DESTINI, which had an impressive festival run this year and is now featured in the fifth season of New York Times’ Op-Docs. Filmmaker Magazine‘s 25 […]

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Mar

16

MFA|EDA Alumni Directors and Producers in Spring Film Fests

We are very pleased to add continued congratulations to the following filmmakers and MFA|EDA alumni, all with film festival screenings this spring. Congratulations! ________________________ Anna Kipervaser (’15) — director:  Cairo In One Breath at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival; Instrument at Crossroads Film Festival; A Meeting, In Light at Indie Grits Laura Doggett (’13) — producer:  The […]

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Mar

01

MFA|EDA 2016: Annual Thesis Exhibition, March 25 – April 24

The Duke University Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program is proud to announce its spring thesis exhibition, MFA|EDA 2016. Featuring site-specific projects by sixteen 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 […]

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Feb

04

Rick Prelinger Brings Los Angeles to MFA|EDA, Feb 17

“Landscape is history made visible.” — John Brinckerhoff Jackson Duke University MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts is pleased and proud to welcome visiting artist Rick Prelinger to Duke and Durham. The visit will include student critique sessions, course visits and a unique interactive presentation entitled LOST LANDSCAPES OF LOS ANGELES. The first time being presented […]

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Feb

03

MFA|EDA Class of 2017 Launches Influences Blog

In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Documentary Fieldwork seminar is taught as an opportunity for students to create a new body of documentary work, in a sense to define what they mean by documentary work through their own artistic practice. This new work—presented at the end […]

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Feb

01

Sad City Coyote by MFA|EDA Kristina Baker Now On View

Be sure to see Sad City Coyote, now on view on the first floor of the Duke University Allen Building. Artist and Duke MFA|EDA graduate student Kristina Baker describes the exhibition: “Pairing traditional medium format film with modern cell phone photography, these images explore the nondescript remnants of communism within Eastern Europe, still struggling to […]

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