ART STUDENT SCREENING: Masha Vlasova, "The Mothers"

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8 - 10pm

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Video still from Masha Vlasova's The Mothers, a 52 min film essay

Video still from Masha Vlasova's The Mothers, a 52 min film essay

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Masha Vlasova: The Mothers

Senior Presentation Screening
Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square
8:00pm - 9:00pm

In her film-essay The Mothers, Masha Vlasova creates a fragmented narrative in which historic, literary, cultural and personal narratives develop around a single image - a family photograph taken in 1989. This year signified great political shifts in Eastern Europe. Through archival footage, voiceover narration and interviews, Vlasova examines the split of the Berlin wall and the splintered histories of underground publishing samizdat, perestroika and the coup of 1991 as well as her personal spilt of immigration.


Free and open to the public

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.