By Anne Saker
Liz Roberts, a master’s of fine arts candidate at CCAD, had a big summer in the Big Apple: New York audiences saw two of her works and a portion of a third.
Two projects were part of a 10-artist show called Midwaste: Film and Video from the Rusted Corn Belt, an hour of filmed projects that screened July 21 at Microscope Gallery in New York.
The movie website Screen Slate, which aggregates daily film events in New York, listed Midwaste as the featured event of July 21.
Roberts also displayed Cicatrix. A documentary investigating the intersection of media and reality; an exercise/exorcise in fighting off the victim stance.
In a CCAD bonus move, Midwaste was curated by CCAD graduate student Lexie Stoia. Stoia, an Ohio native, chose works that, the news release says, “embraced the ‘nowhere-ness’ of the Midwest and the creative liberation that comes out of surrendering to it.”
Then In August, a portion of a video that Roberts developed at CCAD, Always Nowhere, was shown at the Microscope Gallery as part of its Now What #2, curated from more than 500 submissions. The excerpt came from an expanded cinema installation that Roberts made on the second floor of CCAD’s Design Studios on Broad.
Roberts will earn her MFA in May 2014.
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