The Loop

East Carolina University features spotlight on UF alum Jason Mitcham for his popular video


""Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise” is one of the more appealing songs by the Avett Brothers. It’s a tune that hauntingly explores, as Scott Avett says, “the temporary nature of our buildings and our mentality.” Now there’s a video to go with the song produced by another ECU alumnus, New York artist and Jason Mitcham. The video is composed of some 2,600 alterations to a single picture. Shown in strobe-light fashion—you actually see 10 images per second—the video depicts an entire town arising, prospering and then declining to ruins. NPR called the song a “spare but stunning work of art.””

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In other news, Jason Mitcham (MFA in Painting) received a fellowship in the category of Inderdisciplinary Work from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is one of only 94 artists from across the state of New York selected to receive this honor. Go Gator!