April–May 2017

Jason Byrne is a filmmaker who has been strongly influenced by his background as an archivist. He received his MFA in film/video from the California Institute of the Arts. From 2008 to 2013, he worked as the audio-visual archivist for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. In 2010, he was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. Byrne was a fellow at the Macdowell Colony and the MFAH Core Program (2014–16). While in the Core Program, he was also an adjunct professor in film history at Rice University.

April 2017

Masha Hamilton is the author of five acclaimed novels, most recently What Changes Everything and 31 Hours, which the Washington Post called one of the best novels of 2009. In October 2013, she finished 16 months working in Afghanistan as director of communications and public diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy. She founded two world literacy projects: the Camel Book Drive and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. She is the winner of the 2010 Women’s National Book Association award, presented “to a living American woman who derives part or all of her income from books and allied arts, and who has done meritorious work in the world of books beyond the duties or responsibilities of her profession or occupation.”

March–April 2017

Michèle Longino, professor of French studies in the department of romance studies at Duke University, is an early modern scholar focused on the French Classical age, 1650–1700. She published Performing Motherhood: The Sévigné Correspondence. Her second book, on classical theater and orientalism in the context of French-Ottoman relations, Orientalism in French Classical Drama was awarded Honorable Mention for the MLA Scaglione Prize. Her recent research has focused on the genre of travel writing and Mediterranean travel accounts from the classical period, and resulted in her third book, French Travel Writing and the Ottoman Empire: Marseilles to Constantinople, 1650–1700. She is currently examining the fairy tales of Charles Perrault and the fables of La Fontaine, both 17th-century writers of the French classical period. 

March 2017

Çağla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti directed several shorts in the 2000s before they completed their first feature film Noor (2012), shot in Pakistan thanks to the support of Moulin d'Andé-Céci, and MEDIA. The film, which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in the ACID program, was invited to more than 100 festivals, awarded 15 prizes, and had a successful theatrical release in France in 2014. The duo completed their second feature film in Japan, Ningen (2013), developed in the Villa Kujoyama Residence in Kyoto, which premiered at Toronto in 2013 and was successfully released in theaters in France in 2015. The filmmakers are developing their third feature, Sibel, to be shot in Turkey. 

March 2017

Adrianne Wortzel is a new media artist and writer. Support for her work includes grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, National Science Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, NYS Council on the Arts, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Exhibition venues include the Asheville Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Ars Electronica in Austria, and Modern Museet in Stockholm. Prior residency awards include Swiss Artists in Labs Award at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Zurich, Eyebeam Atelier, and Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Collections include the Whitney Museum of American Art. the Duke University Rare Book & Manuscript Library Electronic Literature Collection, and  Moderna Museet in Stockholm.  

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