MFA Candidate Screens 3 Works in New York

September 23rd, 2013 by CCAD News
Send to Kindle
A frame from "Farmageddon," a short film by CCAD graduate student Liz Roberts that screened at a gallery in New York in July.

A frame from “Farmageddon,” a short film by CCAD graduate student Liz Roberts that screened at a gallery in New York in July.

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 Beltan 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 had two contributions. One video, Farmageddon, about an Iowa City, Iowa, party in 1993 called The Abyss, full of “mud, bands, and booze—the quintessential Midwaste at its most glorious nowhere-ness.”

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.

 

 

Be Sociable, Share!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

News about Columbus College of Art & Design, including the accomplishments of CCAD alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Be Sociable, Share!

No Comments Yet

Be the first to leave a reply about this blog post.