Feb

03

Duke Hosts the CHAT Festival February 6-9, 2012

DURHAM, NC – A conference exploring and celebrating the many digital collisions and intersections between technology, art and the humanities comes to Duke University next week. The CHAT Festival, short for Collaborations: Humanities, Art and Technology, will showcase how digital technology is influencing the scholarly arts and humanities. The festival runs Feb. 6-9 and is free […]

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Feb

01

Don’t Miss “Virgin Springs” at the Nasher with Mark McElhatten

Saturday, February 4, 2012 2:00-3:50pm at the Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium Maverick artists, 5 women and 1 man equal 6 titles, spring to the screen adding up to more than the sum of their parts with these exciting works shown for the first time together since the New York Film Festival 2011. “This end […]

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Jan

24

Josh Gibson’s Kudzu Vine at Slamdance Festival

    Slamdance Festival in Park City, UT is presenting MFAEDA faculty Josh Gibson’s  35mm black and white short documentary “Kudzu Vine” this week.  More information about Slamdance at slamdance.com. View a sample from the 20 minute film here!  

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Jan

20

Dara Friedman: Dancer opens at CAM Raleigh on January 28th

The Contemporary Museum, Raleigh will bring a bit of the Sunshine State to the Triangle with their presentation of Dancer, a new work from German-born, Miami-based artist, Dara Friedman.  The work is the latest in a series of works that consider performance in public space, following up on 2007’s Musical and 2010’s Frankfurt Song. According […]

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Jan

12

Talena Sanders (MFAEDA ’13) Upcoming Talk at SECCA

MFAEDA’s own Talena Sanders will be taking part in a conversation related to the exhibition, Out of Fashion on 1/19 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art!  Certainly worth a field trip from the Triangle to the Triad… Here are the details from SECCA’s website: Talk @ SECCA: Out of Fashion Artists Conversations Thursday, January […]

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Jan

09

Free Master Class With Award-Winning Filmmaker Sam Pollard at CDS, Saturday, 1/14

Distinguished filmmaker Sam Pollard will visit Durham over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend to lead a free master class at the Center for Documentary Studies, a rare opportunity for students and film fans to learn about the craft from a veteran filmmaker. Pollard will show pieces from the Katrina documentary When the Levees […]

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Jan

09

David Gatten: Texts of Light at the National Gallery of Art

MFAEDA’s own David Gatten will be on-site to present 3 programs of his work at the National Gallery of Art from January 21-22 in conjunction with his mid-career retrospective!  More information and a complete program of events may be found on the NGA’s website. David Gatten: Texts of Light January 21, 22 East Building Concourse, […]

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Dec

14

Philip Brubaker: “Existential Crisis”

A sunken feeling seemed to emanate out of my prostrate body and circle the whole bedroom, swooping up the venetian blinds and waltzing into the spider web-claimed corners of the ceiling.  My mind was painfully erect, as if it had been mickeyed with an industrial over-strength of Viagra.  I couldn’t stop thinking and I was […]

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Dec

12

Presentation of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, 12/13

Duke’s first MFA program invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the inaugural class. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. The work of three students—Philip Brubaker, Wolfgang Hastert, and Jolene Mok was shown on Tuesday, December 6 (see end […]

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Nov

24

Happy Thanksgiving, Errol Morris

Philip Brubaker ’13 and friend muse about and give thanks for the works of Errol Morris on their podcast, Albatross Applesauce:   And the man himself muses about his work, “The Umbrella Man” in a NY Times Op-Doc this week:  

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Nov

21

Application Period Open for Fall 2012 Admission to the MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts

First session of “Experimental Film/Video” course with Josh Gibson. Photograph by Tom Rankin. Duke’s Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFAEDA) is now accepting applications for Fall 2012 admission. For more info on the program, visit http://mfaeda.duke.edu. Application to the MFAEDA is a two part process, consisting of the Graduate School Application […]

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Nov

10

Filmmaker Bill Morrison Visits MFAEDA

  Experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison met with MFA students at the Carpentry Shop on November 7th and 8th to discuss his approach to filmmaking with a focus on the archive and collaboration with musicians. While at Duke, Morrison presented his film Decasia and met with Duke graduate composers to discuss the process of collaborating with composers scoring […]

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