Month: June 2017

IMA student Zoya Baker wins National Board of Review student grant

Cranberry_Lake_poster-2The National Board of Review just announced they awarded Integrated Media Arts student Zoya Baker a $5,000 grant for her film Cranberry Lake, a documentary about forest ecology students at a remote research station in the Adirondacks. Cranberry Lake was edited in professor Michael Gitlin’s editing class as part of Zoya’s collaborative residency project with professor Andrew Lund.

Founded in 1909, the National Board of Review has dedicated its efforts to the support of film, domestic and foreign, as both art and entertainment, celebrating the distinctive voice of the individual artist, honoring excellence and supporting freedom of expression in film. The Board’s core activities include fostering commentary on all aspects of film production, as well as underwriting educational film programs and seminars for film students.

IMA alumna Heidi Boisvert’s work at Soak Festival

IMA alumna Heidi Boisvert will be showing a very early (and short) version of a new work at Soak Festival on June 7th at 8 pm in Brooklyn.

Walking Wounded is a multi-media performance that gives voice to unspeakable experiences of trauma through generative sound and live drawing stemming from dancers’ internal milieu and unique gesture vocabulary. It offers a safe space for healing through kinesthetic engagement and the restoration of interpersonal connection established through touch. Erasing awareness and cultivating denial are often essential to survival. Through music and imagery generated from the inaudible sounds of the dancers’ nervous system, the piece re-composes narrative fragments, re-animating the life force that lies within often blocked or shattered bodies due to painful life experiences. Sonic vibration amplified through sub-woofers and set to Solfeggio frequencies serves to realign damaged attunement systems.
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