MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibiton: Emily MacDiarmid
Approved for Release
Premiere: March 25, Full Frame Theater, 7:00pm
Encore: April 14, Screen/Society, Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater, 7:00pm
Approved for Release is a short film visualizing psychological experimentation conducted by the United States Defense Intelligence Agency. The main participant attempted to explore a distant place without ever physically traveling there. Transporting his mind through time and space, he detailed a collapsing environment in geologic turmoil. Through the visual presentation of the now released government transcripts, a series of open-ended questions on existence and the consequences of human impact arise.