MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Blog

September 2018

October 2018 Community News and Events

Top: Elfin Forest Chaparral Through the Seasons. Below: Pushing Up Daises. Photos: Ruth Wallen Ruth Wallen’s “Daylighting Escondido Creek Watershed,” a part of Public Address’s DesEscondido No Longer Hidden, at California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum. Currently much of Escondido Creek is hidden by chain link fences and the original creek bed obscured by a cement […]

August 2018

August 2018 Community News and Events

Image left: Stefanie Batten Bland. Photo by JC Dhien. Image right: Company SBB// Stefanie Batten Bland in Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك. Photo: Sally Cohn CompanySBB at Spoleto & Lecce Festivals, Italy Current MFAIA-VT student Stefanie Batten Bland’s project Bienvenue欢迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك, an interdisciplinary piece in collaboration with visual artist Benjamin Heller and composer Paul Damian Hogan, examines our […]

June 2018

June 2018 Community News and Events

Image top left: Devora Neumark with S17 MFAIA-WA Residency Guest Artist Cease Wyss. Image top right: from 2014, Faire bon ménage; independent performance in Basel, Switzerland, in front of the Refugee Reception and Registration Centre. Image below left:  from 2011, Home Beautiful – Inviting in the Ancestors, at Matralab, Concordia University, Montreal in collaboration with Rana Alrabi, Rula Odeh, Sonia Zylberberg and […]

May 2018

Indigenous & Decolonial Art and Performance Creation – Two New Concentrations – Launch in the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts

Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program has developed two innovative concentrations for artists, performers, and culture-keepers. The Indigenous and Decolonial Art Concentration, offered on our Port Townsend, WA campus, is one of the first academic initiatives in the United States to emphasize the arts in the decolonization process, bringing together Indigenous, settler, and forcibly […]

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 […]