Oct

15

Alumnus Joel Wanek at the 57th BFI London Film Festival

2013 Alumnus Joel Wanek‘s thesis film Sun Song will be making its world festival premiere at the 57th BFI London Film Festival on Thursday of this week. Sun Song is included in the EXPERIMENTA program, which is the festival’s annual survey of avant-garde and artists’ film & video.   Click here to view a trailer of Sun […]

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Oct

12

MFA|EDA at SPE Regional and National Conferences

MFA|EDA alumnus Wolfgang Hastert (2013) is presenting at this year’s SPE West Regional Conference, ‘On the Brink: Photography as Witness’. He will show a cross-media presentation of DAYS AT HOME, his artist’s book incorporating pinhole photography with text and reproductions of Super-8 film footage. HOME explores personal family history set against a sequence of universal […]

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Oct

08

In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty – Power Plant Gallery On Exhibit Now Through Dec 13

Via CDS Porch: The Power Plant Gallery at American Tobacco Campus is pleased to present In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty, opening October 4. The exhibit includes works in a wide range of media—photography, film and video, printmaking, new media—by seventeen Duke faculty members and instructors from three arts units at the university: the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), the Department […]

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Sep

27

MFA|EDA at the 51st New York Film Festival, Sept 27-Oct 13

Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program is proud to announce MFA|EDA student, alumni, faculty and visiting artist participation at the 51st Annual New York Film Festival. MFA|EDA students and alumni presenting work are: Marika Borgeson, Erin Espelie, Lisa McCarty and Talena Sanders. In addition, Duke AMI’s Associate Director & Instructor Josh Gibson and Visiting Artist […]

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Sep

23

MFA|EDA Visiting Artist Jim Dow asks: Is Photography Over?

Renowned photographer Jim Dow will bring an encyclopedic knowledge of photography and selections from his vast collection of archival slides to discuss the question, “Is Photography Over?,” a free public talk that’s part of his Visiting Artist residency at Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program.   Monday, September 30, 5:00 p.m. Full Frame Theater, Power […]

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Sep

05

MFA|EDA and the Future of Documentary Education

Via PBS POV: THE FUTURE OF DOCUMENTARY EDUCATION:  INSIDE THREE NEW COLLEGE PROGRAMS by Shannon Carroll | Sept 5, 2013 If you could create a documentary degree program in 2013, what would it look like? What skills would you have to teach the filmmakers of tomorrow while the media landscape is changing rapidly and before […]

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Aug

30

“Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham” Photographs by Kristin Bedford

Via CDS Porch: On Thursday, September 12, a reception for an exhibit of photographs by Kristin Bedford will be held on the Duke University campus, with remarks by MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts director Tom Rankin. Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham features Bedford’s images of Apostolic Deliverance Rebirth Outreach Ministries in Durham, North Carolina. “On a Sunday in July 2012, […]

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Aug

30

MFA|EDA Films in AMI Film Festival

MFA|EDA Class of 2014 students John Rash and Kristin Bedford are participating in the upcoming AMI STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL. Hope to see you there – don’t miss it. Tuesday, September 3, 7pm-8pm at Griffith Film Theater. John Rash:  CITY RIDE Kristin Bedford:  A SMALL SYMPHONY

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Aug

18

KIE Names Caitlin M. Kelly First Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow

  Caitlin Margaret Kelly has been named the 2013-2014 Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow, a new endeavor offered to Duke students working toward a Master in Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Kelly is in her second year with the MFAEDA program, and past work has included a project combining photo portraiture and audio narratives of women […]

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Feb

10

The Deep Blue Sea Exhibition: Winter Forum Artists-in-Residence

Before the start of the 2013 spring semester, three MFAEDA students–Kristin Bedford, Caitlin Kelly and Jennifer Stratton–spent two and a half days in Beaufort, NC as artists-in-residence at Duke’s 2013 Winter Forum. The forum is a non-credit experience that brings together undergraduates, graduate/professional students, alumni and faculty to explore a single global issue from a […]

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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

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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