Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday

Installation view of Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday

Black Friday (Sophia Al-Maria, 2016) is one of the most intriguing and insightful digital media installations I've seen in a while, I saw it at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York last month, and I keep coming back to it in my thoughts. As an artist, Al-Maria has placed 21st century … [Read more...]

Some quotes on documentary, cinema, and art that don’t fit in a tweet

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Several years ago when I was working on my MFA at MassArt I began collecting quotes related to my thesis work, and here are some of my favorites, in no particular order. Do you have any favorite quotes on documentary, cinema, or art that do not fit in a tweet? Please share them with me via comments … [Read more...]

Reflections on Paul Sharits frozen film frames

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On the bus ride back to Boston this past Monday I kept thinking about the Images of an Infinite Film exhibition I saw at MoMA (on view through March 2, 2014). I loved how Paul Sharits’s Untitled, from his Frozen Film Frame series (c. 1971–76) brings into sharp relief the physicality of film. Each … [Read more...]

Kevin Sweet Intervals Series in the Brant Gallery through April 21, 2013

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Now through Sunday, April 21st, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night in the Brant Gallery (3rd floor, South Building) at MassArt, filmmaker Kevin Sweet is orchestrating an { installation | performance | workshop } that is part of his Intervals series. Experience some of his completed 16mm … [Read more...]

provocative.objects: the extradition (Fri., Nov. 12, 2010)

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You are cordially invited to attend provocative.objects: the extradition, a cybersurreal exhibition + event on Friday, November 12th at MassArt in the Patricia Doran Gallery. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and end around 10 p.m., after which we'll gather at a local watering … [Read more...]