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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Oct

28

English Director and Screenwriter John Akomfrah visits MFAEDA

Acclaimed English director and screenwriter John Akomfrah OBE visited the MFAEDA Carpentry Shop on October 26th to discuss his approach to filmmaking and to participate in critiques of MFA student work. Akomfrah also screened and discussed his previous work and artistic practice with the greater Duke and Durham communities at the Nasher Museum of Art […]

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Oct

27

MFA Featured in “Documenting Duke” Audio Work by CDS Undergraduates

  Through a collaboration between the Center for Documentary Studies and Duke Magazine, students in John Biewen’s undergraduate classes “Introduction to Audio Documentary” and “The Short Audio Documentary” have produced audio features to complement stories featured in the magazine. Among the recent audio pieces posted to Duke Magazine’s website is a piece by Elisabeth Michel, […]

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Oct

07

Pioneering Augmented Reality artist Tamiko Thiel visits MFAEDA

Internationally exhibited new media artist Tamiko Thiel is interested in developing the dramatic and narrative capabilities of interactive 3D virtual reality as a medium for addressing social and cultural issues. She lectures internationally on the creation of meaning in art and of dramatic experience in time-based and interactive media. She is developing a theory of dramatic structure for […]

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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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