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“Water is a common source of inspiration in the histories of art and music. In compiling this group of recordings, I was faced with an immensely engaging, but daunting body of work. My selections are by no means authoritative. I have not attempted to summarize the myriad approaches to this ubiquitous topic. I will instead highlight the sound of water as it has been evoked, isolated and imitated in a few specific artistic and musical projects. I focus on ways in which people have let the sounds of water infuse, compel, and perhaps even dominate their work.” -Fritz Horstman
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MFAST alumna Ume Hussain has been featured in a recent article in the Huffington Post in which she shares thoughts about her career and art practice. Shortly after completing her MFA degree in the summer of 2017, Ume moved to Abu Dhabi in order to manage NYU Abu Dhabi’s Interactive Media Lab.
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Damon Arhos reflects on his recent thesis exhibition, Targets and Trophies, on MatthewsPlace.com, the official blog of the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Through a series of mixed media two and three-dimensional works, Arhos conducted an investigation of gay culture as an ongoing target of discrimination and violence.
“As a studio artist, I wanted to emphasize how horrific events often make things better for others — how the tragedy of someone like Shepard (or Harvey Milk, whose portrait I also painted for the exhibition) also creates hope.”
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Part product launch, part exhibition, part interactive event, “Reserved for Engineering” is a meditation on the speed, quantity, and spectacle of production and distribution. Wallace intervenes in these systems by addressing labor through the self-created company “Amazing”, recording testimonials of employees hired by the artist, and displaying a video of the first delivery of artwork by drone. Viewers will shuffle through the gallery turned Fulfillment Center, navigating a space of customized pizza boxes, drone surveillance, and employees sorting and stocking cultural goods, all the while feeding the network created by the space that is “Reserved for Engineering”.
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City of Ghosts is an exhibition that represents the culmination of a year-long residency at Washington DC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Billy Friebele (MFAST ’08) and Mike Iacovone (MFAST ’09), founders of Freespace Collective, have collaborated on a series of artworks that use technologies available in the library’s digital fabrication lab to explore the areas surrounding the library and Flashpoint Gallery.
MFAST alumna Emily Harris has been featured in a recent article in the Huffington Post, “Artist Emily Harris Investigates How a Body Imprints Itself on an Environment, and Vice Versa” written by Jacqueline Bishop (’16.)
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