Spring 2023 IMA MFA Thesis Show

Spring 2023 IMA MFA Thesis Show

Sat. May 20th | 2-9:30PM
Lang Hall + TV Studio
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Thesis Program:

2pm – Installations on view in TV STUDIO – 4th floor Hunter North Building

3pm – Show intro in Lang Auditorium – 4th floor

Home is Where You Park It by Rachel Pollock

film and website, 15min

A story of healing through building a tiny home on wheels.

124 Notebooks by Andrea Lerner

film, 90min

The filmmaker traces her father’s creative process, his lifelong practice of observing and taking notes about the world around him.

Shocking, Heartbreaking, Transformative by Jess Shane

audio, 35min

A serialized four-part podcast about documentary storytelling, the power dynamics between documentary makers and subjects, and rewriting unwritten rules of the documentary content industry.

6-7:30pm ~ Intermission ~

Revolutionary Women by Fredgy Noël

multichannel video installation, presentation 20min

A multichannel video installation that honors five women leaders of the Haitian Revolution who had been nearly non-existent in the historical record. Through rhythmic imagery, Noël examines the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and mental health, making connections between the women leaders of the past and present as well as her own story as a Haitian woman and the multiple identities that exist within her.

Lawn Story Short by Sarah Johnsrude

film, 24min

Starting at the filmmaker’s childhood backyard the film evolves into a wry critique of the social structures that demand that homeowners throughout the U.S. strive for the “perfect lawn”.

Metamorphis by Luca Lee

installation and website, presentation 15min

An interactive experience that explores time, communication, and transformation from a personal storytelling perspective, a fragmented narrative that seeks to interrogate both the character’s and the viewer’s perception of the linearity of time.

Q&A with the graduates