Peter Haratonik

Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Film

Kenneth Goldsmith


Circle Of Confusion

Juan David Gonzalez Monroy

(7 min 14 sec)


Ej Kauh

(9 min)

El Tapete

Ramón Jiménez Cuen

(15 min)

Body Of Work

Kevin Allen

(3 min)

Coney Island’s For The Birds

Alexis Neophytides

(15 min)

This Is Not A Fiction Movie

Catlina Martinez

(8 min)

How Could It Take So Long?

Naama Shefi

(2 min 33 sec)

Presentation of Awards

Kenneth Goldsmith,host

Amber Benezra, Eric Hopper,



















Welcome to Mixed Messages, the New School's 12th annual Media Studies graduate student showcase. This is the time of year we share some of the most exciting work from the past year in film, video, sound and multimedia. Our core commitment to the importance of the bond between theory and practice across all media platforms continues to provide

us with a rich context for imagination, innovation and social commentary. Tonight's collection of experimental, documentary and narrative projects exemplifies the creative best of our students and faculty. Celebrate along with us, and enjoy.

Peter Haratonik

Chair, Department of Media Studies and Film


Kenneth Goldsmith

is the author of 10 books of

poetry. His writing was called "some of the most exhaustive

and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry" by Publishers Weekly. He is the


founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb (http://www.ubu.com). He edited I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, which became the basis for an opera, Trans-Warhol, produced in Geneva in 2007. An hour-long documentary on his work, sucking on words: Kenneth Goldsmith, had its premier at the British Library in 2007. He is currently the host of a weekly radio show on New York City's WFMU and teaches writing at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a senior editor of PennSound, an online poetry archive. A book of critical essays, Uncreative Writing, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.




El Tapete

(15 min)

“When I was a boy, my father taught me to work with thread. He used to send me to the hills to collect guamúchil and pericón. Sometimes I used to fall asleep imagining I could see things in the clouds, and ever since then I’ve dreamt of weaving my dreams.”

Ramón Jiménez Cuen, a freelance professional photographer, was born in Mexico City but moved to Oaxaca at the age of four. He studied Communication at Universidad Mesoamericana, focusing on organizational communication and cinema, literature, and the global impact of new technologies in multicultural societies. His work has been widely exhibited in Mexico and beyond, including the International Centre of Photography, Recoleta Museum in Argentina, Cambridge University, Palacio de Iturbide, and Centro Cultural Banamex.

He remains actively involved in the Oaxacan art scene, where both his personal work and his support of other Mexican artists are well known.

COURSE Visual Storytelling INSTRUCTOR Shari Kessler