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Emerson thesis -- Media art

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 98 Collections and/or Records:

7th Night, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023summer_ou_wen.pdf
Overview "7th Night is an experimental short film that tells the story of a young Chinese woman's encounter with her dead grandfather's spirit on the 7th Night after his death. As a queer woman, and a granddaughter, she fights to break free from her conventional Asian household and at the same time, stumbles on her self-exploration journey, seeking acceptance from her family and herself. This film tries to uncover the patriarchal powers over Asian women that have long been excused under the cultural...
Dates: 2023

18 Years: A Letter to Zora A Proof Concept Film for Onyx and the Chronicle of the Seers, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022spring_cox_brianna.pdf
Overview "18 Years: A Letter to Zora is a proof-of-concept episode for a series, Onyx and the Chronicle of the Seers. This film is a piece of speculative fiction within the tradition of Afrofuturism. The story revolves around a line of women who have the ability to commune across space and time with the aid of their special meditation jewelry and their extrasensory Empathic abilities to show each other memories and visions through ritual. We follow Quasheba Blackstone, our protagonist on earth in the...
Dates: 2022

93 miles, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017fall_canavan_noah.pdf
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"The story of Miguel, a fictional baseball prodigy, whose journey is inspired by the many Cuban players who defected from Cuba prior to 2014. These young men made the difficult choice to leave the island, believing they could never return to see their loved ones." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

1438 touches, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017spring_foreroarnias_kimberly.pdf
Overview "1438 Touches seeks to mobilize the female body by exposing its ability to transform and reconfigure itself through drawn animation. The film explores the tension between the representation of the female body and itsactive, expressive potential. The structure of the film follows a woman touching herself as the artist touches the medium, leading to a masturbatory act on a representational and material level. The film is constantly moving between the body of the drawn figure, the body of the...
Dates: 2017

A Caregiver's Journey, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022spring_smith_steven.pdf
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"A short documentary film chronicles the challenges of a full-time dementia caregiver. Leandra Manos is 45 years old, single, unemployed, and a full-time caregiver to her 84-year-old father, who has dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three U.S. seniors will die while suffering from Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia. This short film looks at the challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia." -- Abstract

Dates: 2022

"A Summer Reverie", 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_tang_yun.pdf
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"'Summer Reverie' is about a young man's frustrating experience trying to reestablish a relationship with his first love. When he is forced to confront a harsh reality far short of his idealistic expectations, Simon's reason starts to fall apart." -- Abstract

Dates: 2019

About Us, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023spring_shen_jing.pdf
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"About Us is a short romantic drama that follows a married woman who falls into a turbulent emotional struggle after discovering her best friend's secret love for her after his death. Confronted with the harm caused to both relationships, she must face up to her heart and who she really is." -- Abstract

Dates: 2023

Alexander at the end of the world, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017fall_ozdemir_tanju.pdf
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"Alexander at the End of the World is about Husrev, a Turkish photographer in Boston who suddenly loses his wife and feels doubly alienated afterwards, since the current political volatility prevents him from returning to Turkey. Husrev falls into an artistic crisis, which leads him to re-establish through miniature art his severed connections with the place of his origin and identity." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Alvy2, 2020

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Identifier: vma_2020spring_alvy_philip_daniel.pdf
Overview "ALVY2 is an online multimedia experience that explores a collection of creations that preserve a past generation. The various pieces dive into the relationship he had with his grandmother, who was a painter, photographer, chef, E.R. nurse, author, and dreamer. The installation reimagines the original artwork she had created in her lifetime and molds them into a new collaboration. Various materials are called upon, blending traditional art with new media to create an immersive experience....
Dates: 2020

Amydee, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017spring_depaola_amy.pdf
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"AMYDEE is a short memoir film that utilizes a narrative script and cinema verite documentary filming to tell the story of AMY (30) a bartender, who, after suffering a physical assault begins to reexamine her life and place the world." --Project description.

Dates: 2017

Aster and Sidney, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016spring_temple_sean.pdf
Overview "Aster and Sidney is a 19-minute narrative short film directed by Sean Temple and written by Sean Temple and Sarah Wisner. Aster and Sidney are survivors. What destroyed their world is unknown, but what keeps them alive is a constant state of vigilance. Former strangers, they have bonded together against the threat of those who would harm them for the food in their packs or the shoes on their feet. They travel away from the city, instinctively seeking isolation in the hope that wilderness...
Dates: 2016

Babies, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016fall_shapira_yuval.pdf
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"Babies is a story about a young mother who awakens in the middle of the night to the sound of her baby crying. She sets off in her nightgown to buy some formula to feed her child. At a nearby 24 hour grocery store, the mother purchases the baby food, but then, mysteriously, instead of turning back, she is forced to drift further and further away from her home and her child." --Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Before Completion, 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_chen_xi.pdf
Overview "Before Completion is a short film about a painter's creative process: Lydia is a young artist who just received her first offer to paint for a gallery opening exhibition. When struggling for the best inspiration, she had a dream about different eyes and woke up feeling the urge to draw them out. Used up her imagination, Lydia started to look for a perfect subject in real life. She met this beautiful woman in a park but missed her out of miscommunication eventually. Confronting her...
Dates: 2019

Beneath the light : (Bajo la luz), 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017spring_yanez_mariaantonieta.pdf
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"The short film Beneath The Light shot on super16 follows the abrupt journey of an actress undergoing a mental and emotional crisis." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Black Hole, 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_yang_yihang.pdf
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"Black Hole is a sound work featured with electroacoustic composition and field recording taking place in a dark space. It creates a journey/transformation a fish travels from the fish market back to the ocean in a seaside city in southern China, Shenzhen. Black Hole is a sound installation talking about happened and happening." -- Abstract

Dates: 2019

Blind/Blend, 2020

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Identifier: vma_2020spring_severance_brittany_elizabeth.pdf
Overview "'Blind/Blend' is a multimedia installation that explores perceptual awareness and alternate ways of seeing the world due to the artist's own visual impairment. Through original stereo cards with swapped left and right channels, layered portraits on silk at different stages of clarity, and soft and shallow focused videos, she invites the audience to engage in active forms of looking. As the spectator navigates this installation through a near-sighted perspective, the artist asks one question...
Dates: 2020

Bliss, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016summer_caetano_sofia.pdf
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A science fiction comedy film that follows The Scientist, a goddess-like woman who believes she created the perfect existence and the happiest civilization -- BLISS. The Scientist is, though, about to come to terms with accepting she failed on her endeavor. Therefore, she decides to send a couple of Blissed teenagers to the past, to Planet Earth. --Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Bloody Henry, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016spring_disciscio_jean-paul.pdf
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Bloody Henry is a short (30 minute) narrative horror film, inspired by Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," about Henry's struggle to survive despite physical and mental illness. A Bible salesman travels through small towns slaughtering sheep to transfuse blood into his veins. --Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Blue Rebellion/Out of the Blue, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023spring_ali_mehvish.pdf
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"Blue Rebellion is a project featuring a multimedia exhibition, as well as short-film documentary called, "Out of the Blue' which explores the story and colonial history of natural indigo dye, an indigenous product of Bengal that is now being revived in Bangladesh, through slow and sustainable fashion by local artisans and entrepreneurs. It is a project celebrating an important artisanal craft that exists at the intersection of indigenous expression and colonial legacy." -- Abstract

Dates: 2023

Blue Square, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022spring_smith_thomas.pdf
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"Blue Square is a short narrative fiction film in the horror/comedy genre. The film was written and produced with the intent to dissect the caricature of the tortured artist, criticize the popular romanticism of an imagined link between creative talent with severe mental illness, and use the genre conventions of cosmic horror to visually represent the anxieties and fears that come with creating art in any medium." -- Abstract

Dates: 2022