The Creative Media Institute is a program dedicated to the inspection, deconstruction, and celebration of moving image, still, and aural media (and all that exists in between). The CMI is deeply inspired by a summer institute that took place on the Hampshire College campus during the 1970s, a summer institute that brought together a different, eclectic cast of filmmakers and photographers each summer.
Andrew Hart is the program director of the Creative Media Institute at Hampshire College. Hart has spent the last ten years working in film and video education and production. He studied filmmaking at the North Carolina School of the Arts and holds a B.A. in communications from the University of North Carolina Asheville.
Andrew coordinated video production and live video playback at the Berklee College of Music before coming to Hampshire College, where he previously managed campus-wide media services in the Harold F. Johnson Library. Andrew continues to work as a freelance video editor and cameraperson for projects across New England, including the Provincetown International Film Festival.
CMI Hampshire College Faculty Advisor
Jacqueline Hayden, professor of film and photography, has been a professional artist since 1979 when she received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. Ms. Hayden has been a professor of film and photography at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts since 1991. She has received numerous awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for her photographs of nude older figure models titled Figure Model Series 1991-96.
Figure Model Series and Ancient Statuary Series 1996-2000 have been shown in numerous museum exhibitions including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Alternative Museum in N.Y.C., Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut, National Museum of Bellas Artes and National Museum of Decorative Arts in Havana, Cuba. Professor Hayden is a founding faculty member of Hampshire College’s study abroad program in Havana, Cuba. In January 2002 and 2003, she and her students completed the first digital photographic archive of the old city of Havana, Cuba.
CMI Visiting Artists - Photography
Keliy Anderson-Staley is a photographer known for her work in portraiture and wet-plate collodion. She is an assistant professor of photography at the University of Houston. Her work has been shown at a number of institutions, including the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian and is held by a number of collections, including the Library of Congress, Sir Elton John Photography Collection, and Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. She has a B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.F.A. from Hunter College in New York, A book of her tintype portraits, On a Wet Bough, was published in 2013 by Waltz Books.
Mikael Kennedy is a New York City based commercial and fine art photographer. Kennedy’s decade long Polaroid project “Passport to Trespass” and subsequent series of 9 artist books are a study on visual memory and the accidental documentation of a life captured in the border of the white Polaroid frame. Coverage of his blend of art and fashion photography has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Time, WWD, GQ, and Esquire Magazine. His Polaroid work is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX as well as in private collections worldwide.
Tanya Hollander is a multi-media artist who works with photography, video, story telling and social media. In her current project, “Are you really my friend," she is photographing all of her Facebook friends all over the world in analog film, and will debut in its entirety at MASS MoCA in 2017. It has been exhibited in parts at the Portland Museum of Art, and Carl-Schurz-Haus /Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, Freiburg, Germany.
Elaine Mayes' photographic work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Art Boston, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and a number of other art institutions across the United States. Her astute cultural observer photographic and film works have spanned decades. She photographed San Francisco‘s Haight-Ashbury hippie residents in 1967-8, iconic rock and roll performers in the late 1960s, and the New York downtown rock scene of the 1980’s. Mayes’ subject matter has also included landscapes and conceptual projects. Her latest book, Elaine Mayes: Recently, was published by Daylight Books in 2013. Mayes, professor emerita at Hampshire College and New York University, will be an artist in residence editing a video about her friend, photographer/filmmaker Helen Levitt. She and Helen Levitt taught in the 1970s summer institute at Hampshire.
CMI Visiting Artists:Video and Film
Ken Burns has been making films for more than thirty years. Since the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. The Civil War, Baseball, Unforgivable Blackness, The Dust Bowl, Prohibition, The National Parks, The Central Park Five, and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History are just a few of the films he directed or produced.
Additional video and film artists will be added soon.
2014 CMI Visiting Artists
Filmmakers Robert Greene, Laura Poitras, Ken Burns, Margaret Brown, Meghan O’Hara, Ivy Meeropol, Penny Lane, Brett Morgan, Jason Tippet, Bill and Turner Ross, David Hoffman, Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden, Fredrick Wiseman, Ross Kauffman, Heather Courtney, Luke Meyers, Beau Willimon, Rob Epstein, Rachel Boynton, AJ Schnack, Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, producers Erica Huggins and Julie Goldman, composer Will Bangs, editors Toby Shimin and Maya Mumma, and writer Eric Hynes.
Hampshire Alumni Advisors to the CMI