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Intermedia and Digital Arts
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Postponed TBA \\ Facebook Live schedule below

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:


Tuesday, April 14 \\  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.

Tim Nohe –  Chair 
Kathy Marmor
Jules Rosskam
Sarah Sharp

Steve Bradley
Bonnie Jones
Evan Tedlock


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.

Cathy Cook – Chair
Stephen Bradley
Jules Rosskam

Lee Boot
Vin Grabill
Preminda Jacob


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.

Tim Nohe – Chair
Stephen Bradley
Calla Thompson

Carol Hess
Jeffrey Kent
Jules Rosskum
Evan Tedlock


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.

Kathy O’Dell – Chair
Lynn Cazabon
Sarah Sharp

Lisa Moren
Sarah Sharp
Cecilia Wichmann