The annual Social Documentation (SocDoc) Graduate Exhibition presents premieres of new master's thesis documentaries by nine graduate students in the M.F.A. program at UC Santa Cruz. In this episode, six of the students talk about their films.
The Irwin 2020: Collective Solitude exhibition went virtual this year, and the outstanding student artists talk about the challenges of not only doing their work in isolation, but also coming together to produce a virtual show using a 3D tool c
Professor Jimin Lee's work explores themes of mobility, displacement and labor on the personal and social level as seen in traffic, places of transport, or objects that move or are "in transit" -- travel in both the daily and in the migratory sense.
Game designer, conceptual artist, and protester Professor A.M. Darke shares stories of her work around race, identity, gender (including Kanye West), and even a bit of joy for dungeons and dragons.
Professor Jennifer Maytorena Taylor's work is regularly seen around the world through broadcast, film festivals, and theatrical screenings at venues like the Sundance, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Locarno Film Festivals, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, New York Museum of Modern Ar
Rachel Nelson, PhD, talks with guest host Lyle Troxell about her artistic journey that has led her to become the interim director of UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS). Nelson also teaches in the UCSC’s History of Art and Visual Culture department (HAVC).
Internationally renowned filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien, Distinguished Professor, talks with guest host Lyle Troxell about his multi-screen film installations and photographs and how he incorporates different artistic disciplines to create poetic and unique visual language.
Professor micha cárdenas sees education as a path to liberation, and her teaching focuses on discussion, interactivity and creative practice as research. cárdenas is writing a new algorithm for gender, race and technology.
Nominated for an Academy Award for her animated documentary film "Last Day of Freedom", Professor Dee Hibbert-Jones talks with guest host Lyle Troxell about her work that incorporates animation, installation, public art, and documentary film examining power and politics.
Professor Michael Chemers, founding Director of the Bachelor in Fine Arts Dramaturgy program at Carnegie Mellon University and Associate Professor of Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz, talks with guest host Lyle Troxell about his "Ghost Light" model of dramaturgy, a muscular, creatively engaged, arti
Ted Warburton, Interim Dean of the Arts and Professor of Dance, introduces the 2020 speaker series with interview and podcast host, Lyle Troxell.