MTV Crits!

Posted on: September 26, 2017
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Hosted by artist Jenna Crowder and writer Nadia Prupis, MTV CRITS! screens the most iconic, pervasive, controversial, and popular contemporary music videos to generate a critical discussion of music, art, film, and theory through a socio-feminist lens. We screen a handful of videos per episode, inviting a lively, collaborative discussion of how we perceive and respond to music videos and consider their relevance in the broader shifting technological scene.

Episode 1: Portrayals of Women's Sexuality in Pop
Miley Cyrus: Wrecking Ball
Nicki Minaj feat. Beyonc√?¬©: Feeling Myself
Peaches: Rub
Rhianna: Bitch Better Have My Money
Britney Spears: I'm A Slave 4 U
Taylor Swift: Blank Space

Episode 2: Representation & Appropriation
Macklemore: Dance Off
Gwen Stefani: Harajuku Girls
MIA: Borders
FKA Twigs: Glass and Patron
Miley Cyrus: We Can't Stop

Episode 3: Beyonc√?¬©
Irreplaceable (2006)
Countdown (2011)
Flawless (2013)
Lemonade (2016)

Episode 4: Gender
moderated by Julien Langevin + Terrence Wolfe
Grace Jones: Corporate Cannibal
Double Duchess: Good Girl Freak Out
Jenny Lewis: Just One of the Guys
Mykki Blanco: Coke White, Starlight

Episode 5: Aaliyah
If Your Girl Only Knew (1996)
One In A Million (1996)
Are You That Somebody (1998)
Try Again (2000)

Episode 6: Witches
Stevie Nicks: Gypsy
Beyonc√?¬©: Formation
Princess Nokia: Brujas

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BFA Alumni

Major: Sculpture

Graduation Year: 2007

Artist Statement:

My practice is characterized by an investigation of language as a poetic space between desire and actualization. Trained as a sculptor and influenced by design principles, linguistics, and pop culture, I use typography, performance, and space to explore both the tactility of the written word as well as its cultural ramifications.