Critical Studies MFA Writing Program Final Thesis Reading: Seth Blake, Oscar Moralde, Chelsea Leigh Trescott
CalArts, Butler Building 4 - The Cube
SETH BLAKE “many a smale maketh a grate”
OSCAR MORALDE is a writer, filmmaker, and critic whose current projects investigate the intersection of the literary and the cinematic. His work has been featured in Slant Magazine and The Hypermodern, and while he may not be an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, he has been insulted by one.
CHELSEA LEIGH TRESCOTT’s narratives issue from travel and displacement and the alienating effect of being looked at; her exactitude is of a phenomenological kind. The central dilemma is always an internal one, a longing for oneself, for home and the privilege of a child—naïveté, perseverance, and will.