MFA in Visual Studies Presents Laura Parnes

December 06, 2009

The MFA in Visual Studies program presents artist Laura Parnes in a lecture, Thursday December 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 N.W. Davis St., part of the College’s Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Laura Parnes will discuss her work, videos and installations that are informed by traditions and genres in both narrative film and video art that seek to blur the lines between conventions of story telling and experimentation.

Her most recent work, “Blood and Guts in High School,” an adaptation of Kathy Acker’s 1984 novel of the same name, made the top-10 list of experimental film/videos in the Village Voice for 2005. _The New York Times_ stated of the film, “Filmed on bare-bones sets put together in gallery spaces, the video is a model of how to bring off an ambitions project with scant resources, and also of how to respect source material while transforming it.” Parnes has taught at New York University and The New School and joined Bennington faculty in fall of 2004. Her work has screened and exhibited widely in the US and internationally.

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*MFA in Visual Studies Lecture: Laura Parnes*
Thursday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.
The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 N.W. Davis St.
_Free and open to the public_