Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies

MA CT+CR Supplemental Application Procedure

The supplemental portion of the application to the Master of Arts in Critical Theory and Creative Research at PNCA tests for creativity, critical thought, sense-based intelligence, ethical vision, and the ability to combine aesthetic and socio-political critique in innovative ways. Select two of the images below, static or moving, and submit a critique for each of them (links are provided below the image). One of the two must be written—150 words maximum—while the other can be written or take a visual form or a mixed visual-verbal form.

Row 1

Oliver Brodwolf and Florian Dombois, Sonification of Tohoku Earthquake, Japan
via YouTube

Christian Boltanski, No Man’s Land
via The New York Times

Guillermo Vargas Jiménez, Eres Lo Que Lees (You Are What You Read)
via Critical Frameworks

Row 2

Agnes Denes, Wheatfield-A Confrontation
via Greenmuseum

Keith Mayerson, Ode to Falling Man
via Eyes Towards the Dove

Invisible Octopus
via YouTube

Row 3

David Attenborough, Lyre Bird
via YouTube

Video of Bruce Nauman’s MAPPING THE STUDIO II (Fat Chance John Cage) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago
via YouTube

Xu Zhen, The Starving of Sudan
via Art in America

Row 4

Atta Kim, ON-AIR Project 110-7/ Long Exposure Series
via Atta Kim

Patricia Piccinini, The Young Family
via Patricia Piccinini

Jake & Dinos Chapman, Insult to Injury
via The Guardian