Emma Geiger, MFA EDA ’22: “Haven”

This is part of a series showcasing the work of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Class of 2022. Learn more about the program and its graduating cohort here.


By Emma Geiger
16mm film, digitally projected, with live musical performance

Premiere: March 26, Shadowbox Studio, 7:30pm
Encore and Album Release: April 15, Third Friday at The Fruit

In Haven, songs and 16mm film serve as experiential artifacts of a return to self. Filmed and composed primarily in Durham, North Carolina, and Whidbey Island, Washington, I found solace and repair in the cycles of nature. In a synchronous exhibition of both film and lyrical songs, I hope to create an environment of poetic immersion, disrupting the perception of time and memory as linear and clear. Beginning at sundown, I will perform and screen Haven in an ode to memory, time, and the places that have held me.

All photos courtesy Emma Geiger

Emma Geiger’s websitehaven on bandcamp