On the occasion of the upcoming 2015 MFA Show, five second year SAIC MFA students shared their thoughts on the experience of making within an academic institution. Defined as a “bubble” and as an “incubator,” these soon-to-be graduates reflect on their time at the school and their expectations of the next phases of their art practices.

This video has been made possible thanks to the participation of Roxana Martinez, Charles Rice, Caleb Yono, Tobias Zehntner, and Allison Zuckerman. I am equally indebted to Brett Swinney (SAIC, MAAAP, 2014) for the edits that shaped it.