MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Blog

March 2018

April 2018 Community News and Events

Pam Hall with her project Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge, an impressive work made in collaboration with community members. Photos courtesy of Pam Hall. Towards An Encyclopedia Of Local Knowledge Now Online The Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge is a collaborative art-and-knowledge project by former MFAIA faculty advisor and beloved community member Pam Hall and hundreds of participants in communities […]

February 2018

February 2018 Community News and Events

Ruth Wallen. Exhibition flier courtesy of the artist. Solo Exhibition: Remember the Trees MFAIA-VT Faculty Advisor Ruth Wallen has a solo exhibition Remember the Trees: southern California’s changing ecology at Mesa College Art Gallery from March 12 to April 3, 2018. Over 100 million trees have died in California due to the intertwined impacts of urbanization, globalization and […]

December 2017

December 2017 Community News and Events

Stefanie Batten Bland — 41 times. Image courtesy of the artist. 41 times International choreographic artist and current MFAIA-VT student, Stefanie Batten Bland reflects on themes of racial profiling, unity and healing. In 41 times, a full-company creation for TU Dance of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Batten Bland’s dance theatre work pays homage to the 1999 killing of […]

October 2017

New Concentration in Indigenous and Decolonial Art

“Ceremonial activism” with Cease Wyss (Skwxwu7mesh/Sto:lo/Metis/ Hawaiian/Swiss) and Anne Riley (Cree and Dene) at the spring 2017 MFAIA residency, Puget Sound, Fort Worden, Washington. Photo: Goddard College Spurred on by the resurgence of indigenous movements, a profound inquiry into indigenous and decolonial practices has spread rapidly throughout the Americas. This resurgence has generated both institutional […]

October 2017 Community News and Events

New MFAIA-WA Faculty Advisor Jamie Figueroa speaking on Individual Identity as Portal to Collective/The Emergence of an Authentic Voice. Photos: Goddard College Indigenous Presence at MFAIA Residency The September MFAIA residency in Port Townsend featured a strong Indigenous presence and opened the new Indigenous and Decolonial Art (IDA) concentration to current students. Next semester the IDA […]

September 2017

Spherical Music: Concert and Discussion with Neel Murgai

Presenting a world premier solo concert, Neel will perform his latest experiments in overtone singing and electronic looping along side his sitar and frame drum. From droning, experimental soundscapes to chants, ragas and rhythms, Neel will lead the audience in a unique musical journey that is the culmination of his 20 years of practice as […]

August 2017

August 2017 Community News and Events

Top Left: The launch of Lutra, a rowboat built by Seitu Jones and MFAIA-WA students, with Goddard West Campus Director Joyce Gustafson and Stacy Dawson Stearns at the Fall 2011 Residency. Top Right: Students take Lutra out for a row during group advising with Seitu. Lower Left: Seitu prepares students for Lutra, with Hattie Mae Williams, Pat […]

June 2017

June 2017 Community News and Events

  Images courtesy of Storme Webber. Storme Webber at the Frye Museum Seattle-based interdisciplinary artist and alumna Storme Webber (MFAIA-WA ’14) will present a reimagining of her city through experimental memoir, archival photographs, poetry, social history, installation, and performance. Meeting at the confluence of First Nations and pre-Stonewall-working-class-LGBTQ cultures in Pioneer Square, Webber’s work valorizes the […]

May 2017

Sleeping Weazel Presents Robbie McCauley

Sleeping Weazel presented “a convening in performance” in honor of Robbie McCauley’s life and work on last month, an event coordinated in collaboration with the Emerson College Performing Arts Department and Office of the Arts. The convening drew together a distinguished circle of performers, scholars, writers, and community activists who’ve been influenced, transformed, and/or mentored […]

April 2017

New Goddard College MFAIA Concentration in Performance Creation

Bienvenue, Company SBB, 2017 – Stefanie Batten Bland, MFAIA’20. Photo: JC Dhien   In February 2017, the Goddard College MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) program inaugurated an exciting new academic concentration in Performance Creation. Twenty students—including actors, theater directors, choreographers, musicians, playwrights, and performance artists—elected the concentration in its first semester. Building upon the interdisciplinary […]