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The 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition

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March 25 – April 30, 2022


In-person Event

Stamps Gallery
201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


Open to the public
Free of charge

Close but Not Touching:The 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition is on view from March 25 — April 30, 2022 at Stamps Gallery. The exhibition brings together culminating projects by 2nd-year graduate students Nick Azzaro, Martha Daghlian, Razi Jafri, Natalia Rocafuerte, Ellie Schmidt, Kristina Sheufelt, and Georgia b. Smith.

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Ellie Schmidt: the tide pool room: a love story

the tide pool room: a love story uses durational film, a hammock installation, and creative essays about swimming to meditate on the emotional crosscurrents of love, loss, friendship, swimming, and tide pools. An immersive installation with ten tie-dyed hammocks invites viewers to stay a while and watch a film made up of long takes of tidal pools and underwater landscapes in Southeast Alaska. The film lasts for six hours and thirteen minutes, the length of time between low tide and high tide on Earth, and is accompanied by an equally long score by Julie Zhu. The film draws from interdisciplinary influences including the permeable meditations of hydrofeminist theory, Norwegian Slow TV, and the ecological study of the in-between spaces of the ecotone.

Two tide pool fountain sculptures create water sounds that interact with the sounds of the film, and a large-scale tide-eye’ painting hangs on the wall. The viewer is also invited to take home a booklet of short essays by the artist, including a prose poem about cutting fish and a collection of stories about swims with a beloved friend.

For more information, visit elli​eschmidt​.com

Stamps Gallery

201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm