Monday, July 12, 2010
This afternoon Janine Windolph, whom I have been co-supervising through her MFA in Interdisiplinary Studies, successfully defended her thesis. She did very well, everyone was impressed. Her project included 6 short videos, each containing a narrative by one of her family members (mother, aunt and uncle), primarily recounting events of their childhods in the 1960s and 1970s. The methodology was central to the project, that the western model of bringing the stories together for comparison/contrast was abandoned and each of the stories and storytellers was given the space and the respect of self contained films. She has some minor revisions on the support paper to complete and it is done. Great work Janine.