Nov

07

MFA|EDA Shan Shan Feature and Interview in LandEscape

   MFA|EDA student Shan Shan (2014) was interviewed and featured in the November Issue of LandEscape Art Review. LandEscape is launching the new edition of ‘LandEscape Now!’, an international contemporary art competition, which introduces works of art by international artists working in various fine arts disciplines. LandEscape aims at presenting innovative and cutting-edge artworks in contemporary […]

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Nov

06

EVERYBODY STREET with MFA|EDA Visiting Artist Cheryl Dunn

Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts is proud to welcome MFA|EDA Visiting Artist Cheryl Dunn to campus and to Durham, November 19-21. Among class visits, critique sessions with MFA|EDA students and other events, the acclaimed photographer will screen her street photography documentary, EVERYBODY STREET, Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00pm. The screening is free […]

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Nov

02

Visiting Photojournalist David Degner and the Arab Spring

Via CDS Porch: Acclaimed Middle Eastern–based photojournalist David Degner will visit Duke University to talk about his work at two public events and to speak to undergraduates and students in the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. The freelance photographer has been based in Egypt for the past three years, living a block from Cairo’s Tahrir Square; he […]

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Oct

31

MFA|EDA Aaron Canipe and Libi Striegl in Petty Thieves #3

Via Empty Stretch:   Petty Thieves Number Three Posted on October 30, 2013 by thefacelesskid   Petty Thieves Number Three Various Artists 96 pages, saddle stitch, 6x9in Edition of 100 Printer: SmartPress Purchase – 18USD + S/H Featuring: Patrick Joust, Peter Currie, Phil Jackson, Sofie van Dam, Jacob Fogel, Laura Pannack, McNair Evans, Josh Anderson, Carine Wallauer, Justine Tobiasz, Rosaline Shahnavaz, Jason Hanasik, Maureen Drennan, Lloyd Stubber, Mads Greve, Ben Huff, Aimee Pijpers, Libi […]

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Oct

30

MFA|EDA Caitlin Margaret Kelly Curates The Icon Industry

Via The Kenan Institute for Ethics:   The Icon Industry: The Visual Economy of Human Rights, Nov. 4 This exhibit of student work, curated by Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow Caitlin Margaret Kelly, explores, critiques, and/or celebrates the notion of the iconic image in human rights issues as seen in our news media. It aims to […]

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Oct

28

MFA|EDA Director Tom Rankin presents at the Library of Congress

Via CDS Porch: TOM RANKIN TO GIVE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BOTKIN LECTURE ON “ONE PLACE”, OCTOBER 30 “‘I confine myself to the place I was born and raised,’ [Paul] Kwilecki once said, ‘not as an arbitrary discipline or to prove that subjects worthy of photographs exist everywhere and in abundance, though it is true that […]

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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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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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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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Jan

31

MFA|EDA Playlist: Student and Alumni News and Notes

MFA|EDA dispatches from near and far, current and alumni. Congratulations all. ___________________________________________________ Haoyang Zhao (‘17) in Duke Today. Katie King (’18) Cousins on view at the Installation ArraySmith Warehouse Bay 11. Colleen Pesci (’17) and Dear Companion at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, February 1 – March 3, 2017 Power Plant Gallery Call for residency applications. MFA|EDA Sunday Screening […]

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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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