Save the Dates: MFA Work-In-Progress Presentations, December 5 and 6

Duke’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2014. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Five students will present their work on Wednesday, December 5, and ten students will present on Thursday, December 6; see schedules below. Guests are welcome at any time during the events.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 6–9 p.m.
MFA CARPENTRY SHOP, 2nd FLOOR
1509 CAMPUS DRIVE, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

Clinging and Grasping,” Brenda L. Burmeister, 6:15–6:30 p.m.: Things that happen in the dark

 

Let Nothing Disturb You,”  Kristin Bedford, 6:30–7 p.m.: A storefront church in Durham

 

Future Use,” Amanda Berg, 7–7:30 p.m.: A moving portrait of Bragg Boulevard

 

BREAK: 7:30-7:45 p.m.

 

Shootout,” John Rash, 7:45–8:15 p.m.: Two bowlers compete for the ultimate prize in North Carolina’s Blind Bowling League

 

Exploring the Inadequate,” Jing Niu, 8:15–8:45 p.m.: Portraits of artists and their work

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
MFA CARPENTRY SHOP, 2nd FLOOR
1509 CAMPUS DRIVE, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

“Final Dance with Film Saga,” You-Jin Kim, 9–9:30 a.m.: The projector that can only run once

 

“Deja Que Salga La Luna,” Sarah Garrahan, 9:30–10 a.m.

 

“Old Mail Road,” Rachel Boillot, 10–10:30 a.m.: The route of America

 

BREAK: 10:30–10:45 a.m.


Optics and Catoptromancy,” Erin Espelie, 10:45–11:15 a.m.: Do black mirrors usurp nature?

 

“1:3,” Shanshan Wang, 11:15–11:45 a.m.: And God said let there be light

 

LUNCH: 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

 

“Deeper Than Words,” Jennifer Stratton, 1:15–1:45 p.m.: What happens after the uniform comes off?

 

“1949 Armistice Agreement Line,”  Malina Chavez, 1:45–2:15 p.m.: Using Google street view to explore the borders that separate Palestinians from Israel

 

“Please call me by my true names,”  Caitlin M. Kelly, 2:15–2:45 p.m.: Visions and voices of women living with HIV

 

BREAK: 2:45–3 p.m.

 

Two pieces: “Dwelling” and “Under Wraps,” Runa A, 3–3:30 p.m.: When illusion of power confronts human vulnerability (“Under Wraps”)

 

 ”Blurland,” Jonna McKone, 3:30–4 p.m.:  Impressions of Siler City, Bonlee, and Bear Valley

 

 ”Upended,” Brenda L. Burmeister, 4–4:30 p.m.: A performance video in which I interview my family

 

 

 

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