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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Apr

06

Duke MFA|EDA Class of 2018 Commencement, May 13

Duke University Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts 2018 Commencement Sunday, May 13 MFA|EDA Commencement Speaker GEOFF DYER __________________________________ 9:00am University-wide Commencement Ceremony Wallace Wade Stadium ~ 3:00pm MFA|EDA Commencement Ceremony Commencement Address by Geoff Dyer Nasher Museum Auditorium ~ 5:00pm MFA|EDA Graduation Reception Rubenstein Arts Center Lounge __________________________________ Duke University  MFA | […]

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Feb

01

Tamika Galanis (’16) Library of Congress Lovelace Fellowship

A message from Tom Rankin, Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke University:   We are proud and pleased to share the news that Tamika Galanis has been awarded a Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress where she […]

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Nov

14

Nathaniel Dorsky Premieres at Duke MFA|EDA, Feb 2-5

The Duke University Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program welcomes visiting artist Nathaniel Dorsky to Duke and Durham in the spring semester of 2018 for four nights of films, February 2-5. The program, entitled 18 at 18, features 18 films from the filmmaker, screened at silent speed, 18 frames per second. […]

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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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Oct

17

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 2018 admission, applications will be accepted October 16, 2017 –  February 15, 2018. ——  Application and Information Here    —— A unique initiative, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts couples experimental visual practice with the […]

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