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CODEX
Intermedia and Digital Arts
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

MFA Exhibition Postponed TBA
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UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture [CADVC] and the Department of Visual Arts present CODEX, the 2020 Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA) Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring work by Brandon Ables, Jason Charney, Mandy Morrison, and Adan Rodriguez.

 

Facebook Live Oral Defense schedule for MFA CANDIDATES:

 

Wednesay, April 15 \\  9am-11am

Jason Charney‘s installation, reciprocation, reimagines loudspeakers – transforming them from “invisible” aural channels into sculptural objects to interrogate interpersonal relationships, (mis)communications, and the kinetic phenomenon of sound. While recorded audio is used to drive the loudspeakers and implicate the viewer-listener’s body, the heard sound is an artifact of the materials activated by the speakers’ movement.

Committee
Tim Nohe –  Chair 
Kathy Marmor
Jules Rosskam
Sarah Sharp

Questioners
Steve Bradley
Bonnie Jones
Evan Tedlock

9-9:05 Introduction to the Candidate
9:05-9:25 Candidate Artist Lecture
9:25-9:30 Q+A from the public
9:30-9:40 Introductions to the Thesis Committee + Questioners
9:40-10:25 Questions to the MFA Candidate
10:25-10:30 Closing Remarks
10:30 Questions from the public

 

Thursday, April 16 \\ 11am – 1pm

Adan Rodriguez‘s A Necessary Haunting blurs the line between reality and fiction, highlighting film’s effect on community tourism and the perpetuation of legend. Presented through a narrative short film, documentary, and accompanying physical media, the artist encourages travel to locations where alleged supernatural events took place.

Committee
Cathy Cook – Chair
Stephen Bradley
Jules Rosskam

Questioners
Lee Boot
Vin Grabill
Preminda Jacob

11-11:05 Introduce the Candidate
11:05-11:25 Candidate Artist Lecture
11:25-11:30 Questions from the public
11:30-11:40 Introductions to the Thesis Committee + Questioners
11:40-12:25 Questions to the MFA Candidate
12:25-12:30 Closing Remarks
12:30 Questions from the public

 

Wednesday, April 22 \\ 9am-11am

Mandy Morrison‘s multi-channel video installation Spirits of Promise and Loss employs photographic images of the Old Town Mall in Baltimore as backdrop for ghost-like characters wandering the former landscape of utopian possibility. Now mostly shuttered, the redevelopment of Old Town mall was one of numerous experiments across the U.S. aiming to lure suburban shoppers back downtown.

Committee
Tim Nohe – Chair
Stephen Bradley
Calla Thompson

Questioner
Carol Hess
Jeffrey Kent
Jules Rosskum
Evan Tedlock

9-9:05 Introduce the the Candidate
9:05-9:25 Candidate Artist Lecture
9:25-9:30 Questions from the public
9:30-9:40 Introductions to the Thesis Committee + Questioners
9:40-10:25 Questions to the MFA Candidate
10:25-10:30 Closing Remarks
10:30 Questions from the public

 

Friday, April 24 \\ 10am -12pm

In One Man Trance, Brandon Ables recreates his studio apartment, demonstrating how he programs his subconscious by scoring everyday gestures with audio and visual accompaniment. Different areas of the installation can be activated when viewers chew food, use mouthwash, practice an instrument, exercise, and lie in bed watching TV.

Committe
Kathy O’Dell – Chair
Lynn Cazabon
Sarah Sharp

Questioners
Lisa Moren
Sarah Sharp
Cecilia Wichmann

10-10:05 Introduce the Candidate
10:05-10:25 Candidate Artist Lecture
10:25-10:30 Questions from the public
10:30-10:40 Introductions to the Thesis Committee + Questioners
10:40-11:25 Questions to the MFA Candidate
11:25-11:30 Closing Remarks
11:30 Questions from the public