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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Apr

20

Duke MFA|EDA 2017 Commencement Weekend, May 12-14

DUKE UNIVERSITY MFA|EDA CLASS OF 2017 COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND ____________________________ Friday, May 12 3:00-5:00pm EXHIBITION RECEPTION There’s Content: Five Years of the MFA|EDA Rubenstein Photography Gallery Duke West Campus ____________________________ Saturday, May 13 12:00-3:00pm MFA|EDA OPEN STUDIO Carpentry Shop 1509 Campus Drive ____________________________ Sunday, May 14 9:00am DUKE COMMENCEMENT University-Wide Commencement Ceremony MFA|EDA Degree Marshal SALIMA AL-ISMAILI Wallace Wade Stadium […]

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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

20

MFA|EDA Weekend Screenings: Gatten+Solomon+Rivette

Save the Dates: Oct 22+23 MFA|EDA is proud to host visiting artist, family and friend David Gatten on the weekend of October 22 and 23. Fittingly, we celebrate with screenings, and you are invited: ___________________________________________________ SAT OCT 22 The Magic of Jacques Rivette, Part II: Duelle, directed by Jacques Rivette, 1976, 121 min Presented by David […]

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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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Sep

15

MFA|EDA Visiting Artist Karen Yasinsky, Sept 19-21

Please join us in welcoming back to Duke and Durham MFA|EDA visiting artist Karen Yasinsky, Mon Sept 19-Wed Sept 21. Ms. Yasinsky will visit MFA|EDA courses, meet with students in individual critique, and present a curated selection of her short films: ____________________ Karen Yasinsky Selected Short Films Filmmaker In Person ____________________ Tuesday, September 20 6:30pm […]

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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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Jul

19

Introducing the Duke University MFA|EDA Class of 2018

Duke University’s Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program is pleased to announce the incoming MFA|EDA Class of 2018. _______________________________________________________ LEXI BASS Born in 1981, Lexi Bass experienced a short bout with epilepsy as a child. As a result, her artistic output stems from a fascination with neurology and Jungian psychology, visualizing […]

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Jul

15

MFA|EDA Alina Taalman Named Inaugural Cassilhaus Travel Fellow

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 (CDS), was created with the idea that travel can be transformative in the life of an emerging artist. The biennial $10,000 fellowship, funded by […]

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Jun

15

MFA|EDA Family and Friends at Haverhill Experimental Film Festival

Congratulations to the MFA|EDA family and friends representing (in a big way) at the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival (HEFF), July 22-24, Haverhill, Mass. Screening at HEFF are: Lisa McCarty (’13), Anna Kipervaser (’15), Alex Cunningham (’16), Jason Sudak (’17), Josh Gibson, and David Gatten, including a 16mm workshop with upcoming MFA|EDA  visiting artist Steve Cossman of MONO NO AWARE. Info […]

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