Time Lapse, MICA’s Annual Benefit Fashion Show, which took place on 4/11/2015 at the MICA Brown Center
Video Directed by Daniel Contaldo and Emily Menken
Daniel Contaldo is a freelance filmmaker currently based in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born and raised in the countryside right outside of Florence, Italy. In the spring of 2014, he worked as a post-production assistant for the feature-length documentary The Good Breast (dir. Bernadette Wegenstein, 2014) on the topic of breast cancer patients and practices. In March 2014, he received funding from the Johns Hopkins University to produce Taste of Justice, a 26-minute documentary on volunteer camps in lands confiscated from the mafia in Italy. In the fall of 2014, he studied film production at FAMU (Film Academy of the Performing Arts) in Prague, Czech Republic, where he completed 10:10, a short narrative film on 35mm. The film screened at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Toronto LGBT Film Festival in April 2015. Daniel is interested in creating fiction and non-fiction films alike, as well as compelling online content and music videos.
Emily Menken is a Film and Media Studies and Writing Seminars student who loves to travel – her bio photo is in the back of a rickety streetcar in New Orleans. She aspires to be a food and travel writer and considers Anthony Bourdain to be her professional inspiration. She enjoys the company of her scruffy dogs, Oliver and Franklin, who live in an angled house in Bedford, New York. Her favorite drink is a gin fizz, but if you don’t add a currant, she’ll deem you unknowing. You can locate her losing and finding her sunglasses in various places in Baltimore, although you’ll have to catch her in Los Angeles this summer as she works forOmelet.
For a separate review, read Student Stitching by Madeline Wheeler.
This year’s Annual Benefit Fashion Show presents an opportunity for viewers and participants to discuss the elements of evolution, an endless process in the developmental growth and adaptation over time, continuing through natural order. Time Lapse also allows student-artists and designers to expand on ideas and events of the past, discover how they reoccur in the present, and predict patterns of the future. It is a chance to re-interpret historical themes and evolving fashion.
Proceeds from the 22nd Annual Benefit Fashion Show help support students involved in diversity programming and scholarly pursuits through the Office of Diversity & Intercultural Development, which sponsors the show. The event is one of many ways MICA continues to provide comprehensive diversity programming that supports the students’ academic and social needs.
Jeremy Cain ’15 (General Fine Arts BFA), Carly Carlock’15 (General Fine Arts BFA), Caroline Creeden ’16 (Fiber BFA), Erin Dowd ’17 (Fiber BFA), Camille Hallin ’16 (Fiber BFA), WuQing Hipsh ’16 (Interdisciplinary Sculpture BFA), Ashley Lian ’17 (Fiber, Humanistic Studies BFA), Kevin Lowenthal ’16 (Fiber BFA), Sarah Middleton ’17 (Fiber BFA), Skylar McCormick ’16 (Interactive Arts BFA), Ursula Populoh ’15 (Fiber BFA), Arooj Qamar ’16 (Fiber BFA), Sebastian Ruiz ’18 (Architectural Design BFA), Jesse Satterfield ’15 (Fiber BFA), Cindy Stauffer ’15 (Fiber BFA), Molly Sydnor ’15 (Fiber BFA), Luca Tanaka ’18 (Interdisciplinary Sculpture BFA), Leslie Xia ’15 (Graphic Design BFA), Hennie Yeh ’15 (Graphic Design BFA) and Kat Zotti ’17 (Fiber BFA).