Oct

06

Teka Selman on Duke’s New MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts

Teka Selman is the assistant director of Duke’s Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Her experience in the arts ranges from commercial to nonprofit arts management, most recently as partner at Branch Gallery in Durham, North Carolina. Selman received an MA in Art History and Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, and […]

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Oct

05

Student Profiles: Lisa McCarty

Lisa McCarty creates images through a disciplined practice of relinquishing control. Utilizing unpredictable cameras and photographic processes, McCarty seeks opportunities to capture chance-based abstractions that reflect the imperfect yet wondrous systems that govern perception. Equally interested in cognitive science and romantic conceptualism, her work explores the potential and paradox of visual information. Lisa McCarty is […]

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Oct

02

Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Fall 2011 Inaugural Class

The Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University brings together two forms of artistic activity—the documentary approach and experimental production in analog, digital, and computational media—in a unique program that will foster collaborations across disciplines and media as it trains sophisticated, creative art practitioners. Successful completion of the program requires […]

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Sep

30

Student Profiles: Wolfgang Hastert

Wolfgang Hastert, called Wolf by his peers, is an award-winning documentary/ experimental filmmaker and media artist. He has been working with the European arts channel ARTE TV as an independent author, director, producer, and cinematographer. His films on American artists, photographers, and pop culture have been presented in festivals world-wide. Wolfgang made films about “anonymous” […]

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Sep

30

Student Profiles: Eric Barstow

Eric Barstow was born in Manhattan, New York, and lived in Queens during his childhood. He has placed all of his focus on filmmaking and understanding the process from beginning to end. He graduated summa cum laude from St. Augustine’s College, where he studied film. Check out an example of his work.

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Sep

15

Laura Poitras Artist’s Talk Sept. 20 at CDS

O’ Say Can You See, a gallery installation by artist Laura Poitras, is on view in the Kreps Gallery at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, July 25–December 22, 2011. Laura Poitras Artist’s Talk and Reception September 20, 2011, 6–9 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies Read more about the […]

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Sep

15

“Nine Visions”: Photography with Southern Vision

Cafeteria, Camp America. From the series “Guantanamo Bay.” Photograph by Christopher Sims. September 16–November 13, 2011 Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, 975 Main Street, Danville, Virginia Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 5:30–7 p.m. Curated by Glenn Scarboro, president of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, Nine Visions includes the work of […]

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Sep

12

Student Profiles: Laura Doggett

  Laura Doggett is a community artist and educator who absolutely believes in the transformative power of creative expression and storytelling in the lives of young people. She has worked with teenager in DC, NYC, and the mountain of WV and KY to tell their stories through video, audio, and creative writing. She has been […]

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Sep

10

“Outlands: Land Over Time” Exhibition at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery

CDS director Tom Rankin’s photographs are included in the group exhibition Outlands: Land Over Time at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia from September 10 to October 8, 2011. Also in the exhibition is work by Rachel Barrett, whose photographs from Bolinas in northern California were selected by juror Hank Willis Thomas for the 2010 […]

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Aug

26

MFAEDA Welcome Party on September 8

Join us for barbeque, beer, and a champagne toast as we welcome the inaugural class of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, and celebrate the opening of the program’s newly renovated studio building. Thursday, September 8, 6-9 p.m. The Carpentry Shop 1509 Campus Drive (Lot parking available at Smith Warehouse and the Center for […]

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Aug

17

“O’ Say Can You See” Installation by Laura Poitras at CDS through December 22, 2011

“O’ Say Can You See” still image from film by Laura Poitras. Photograph by Natalie Crimp. On September 11, 2001, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in lower Manhattan, where she lives. In the hours and days after the bombing and collapse of the World Trade Center Towers she shot film footage of stunned and grief-stricken citizens. […]

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Aug

17

“Whiskey and Geography”: “Spirits of Just Men” Excerpts Featured on Southern Spaces

The online journal Southern Spaces, produced at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, recently published two excerpts from Charles Thompson’s new book, Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World. The first excerpt, a video produced by Marissa Katarina Bergmann, offers glimpses of modern-day Shooting Creek juxtaposed with […]

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