SVA Premieres: MFA Photography, Video and Related Media

Jun 21, 2019; 12:00 am

An SVA Premieres screening event, featuring thesis work by the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media class of 2019. Screenings will take place from 5:00 – 7:00pm and 8:00 – 10:00pm. There will be a reception at 7:00pm. This event is associated with the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Thesis Exhibition.

This screening, titled At Home on the Road, will be introduced by SVA Thesis Critique faculty member Laura Parnes. At Home on the Road features seven moving image works that thematically encompass the analysis of one’s own upbringing and the desire to contemplate and explore nostalgia for physical and mental landscapes. While some work focuses on the physical return to home, like The First Line of China by Hanwen Zhang and Sara’s Galapagos by Sara Arno, other visions of home are more abstract, like in Yin Xueqing’s Fiction About Country C. Other works discuss displacement and the absence of home; Livia di Lucia’s Three of Us and Jonathan Ellis’s ode to the cross-country voyage, Witness American. Self-examinations continue with Raquel Salazar’s piece The Circle of Altruism, where helping others becomes the way to care for oneself. And finally, a home world completely contrived inside the artist’s brain, To be Continued by Zheng Zhang, is an animated 3D space that exemplifies a new reality facing the next generation of lens-based creative thinkers.

*Note: The time for this event has been updated. It was previously listed as 4:00 – 6:00pm and 7:00 – 9:00pm.

Free and open to the public