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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Friday, April 8, 2011
Blog posting written by Lindsay Harrop, Cinema & Photography '13, FLEFF Intern, McMinnville, Oregon
FLEFF is about more than just film screenings; we also have a lot of guests coming! If you're looking to stay on campus (or if you want to come up for a visit) make sure to see Monica Haller! As a new media artist, Monica develops long-term collaborations with individuals and small groups through photography, video and writing.
"Her artistic practice is rooted in social justice concerns and attempts to mobilize information by amplifying the materials and technologies that her collaborators have turned to along the way. Drawing from the experiences of the individuals and communities with whom she works, Monica reactivates their personal histories, and in so doing, hopes to provoke critical dialogue around them and their larger social contexts. Monica has a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies, an MFA in Visual Studies and has received fellowships from foundations including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation and the Jerome Foundation." (FLEFF 2011 Guest Bio)
Monica will be having a reading and meet-up session with students Tuesday, April 12 from 1:10-2:25pm in Park 220. Make sure to come by and learn about her work! And if you like that session (or if you have class then), she'll also be a part of the FLEFF Panel: Activist Retooling Fourfold Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00pm in Business 104.
I am super excited for this event and hope to see everyone else there too!