Department of Visual & Media Arts

Department of Visual & Media Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news in the Department of Visual & Media Arts. For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • 'Para' simulation

    German Film, Art Scholars Coming to Emerson

    On Friday, February 26, 6:00–8:00 pm, Professor Hans-Ulrich Reck, rektor of the Academy of Media Arts (Kunsthochschule für Medien, KHM), will present a screening of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Accattone (1961) in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center. Then, on Saturday, February 27, after dark, Para, a video installation created by Mischa Kuball, international conceptual artist and assistant professor at KHM, will open at 555 Washington Street. The display will be on view through April 10.

  • 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

    Film Sparks Talk of Female Perspective

    More than 100 Emerson College students and Boston community members of all ages and genders attended a screening of The Diary of a Teenage Girl at the Bright Family Screening Room on Thursday, February 11. The film premiered at Sundance in January of last year, and was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in August. The screening was part of the Bright Lights film and discussion series.

  • Joe Randazzo

    Joe Randazzo ’02 Creates Viral Donald Trump Video

    Alumnus Joe Randazzo ’02, former editor of The Onion, created a parody of GOP candidate Donald Trump on the comedy website Funny Or Die.

  • Rachel Lind

    Emerson alumni TV episodes to air

    Emerson College alumna Rachel Lind ’09 co-wrote an episode of the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls that will air Wednesday, February 10, kicking off a string of TV episodes written by alumnae being broadcast in coming months. An episode of NBC drama Chicago Fire co-written by Liz Alper ’08 will air at the end of March, and Tesha Kondrat ’13 wrote two episodes of the animated series Camp WWE, which will air on the new WWE Network later in the spring.

  • Liss LaFleur

    Liss LaFleur ’14 featured in art blog Hyperallergic

    Alumna Liss LaFleur, currently an assistant professor in new media at the College of Visual Art and Design at the University of North Texas, discusses how she stands out as a female queer artist.

  • The documentary Best and Most Beautiful Things will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival

    Bright '76 and Recent Grads to Debut Film at SXSW

    Documentary executive produced by Emerson College Los Angeles Vice President and Founding Director Kevin Bright '76, and directed by alumnus Garrett Zevgetis MA’05, will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March. 

  • Bavand Karim

    Faculty film released on Netflix

    Bavand Karim, assistant professor in the Emerson Department of Visual Media and Arts Department, was co-writer, cinematographer and associate producer of the film, which explores the history of hate crimes in the United States by looking at two instances of violence against African Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 90 years apart.

  • "Swiss Army Man" still

    “Daniels” win for direction at Sundance

    Swiss Army Man, which stars Paul Dano as the man who escapes an island prison, and Daniel Radcliffe as the gaseous cadaver, won for Directing in the “U.S. Dramatic” category at the Sundance Film Festival. Emerson alumni Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who collectively go by “Daniels,” told Rolling Stone last week that the idea for Swiss Army Man started when Kwan told Scheinert, “We need to make a movie about a man who rides a farting corpse across the ocean.”