Carly Mirabile is a current senior at Duke University studying Religious Studies with a certificate in Documentary Studies. She grew up in Oklahoma, watching the local news station that became infamous for the words of Sweet Brown. She is all too familiar with the practice tornado sirens marking noon every Saturday and can tell by the color of the morning sky whether to expect hail. She recently embarrassed herself shouting in exclamation her happiness to learn PBR sponsors a local bar, all to find out it was not the acronym for Professional Bull Riding she so loves.
Today, Carly draws on a diverse background of studies and experience, ranging from dance, theater, fashion, visual art, marketing, mixed media, and documentary mediums to both inform her work and create a more nuanced exploration of visual media and the human experience. Carly's appreciation of human connection led her to a Religious Studies major, which has enhanced her ability to form connections and ignited her passion for creating common spaces of understanding and learning. She aims to explore how art and forms of expression complicate the distinctions between the sacred and profane, the secular and the spiritual. In addition, Carly focuses on storytelling to empower voices, especially female, that often go unheard.
Carly is currently working on an Honors Thesis in Religious Studies exploring how trauma and violence against the female body compares to the desecration of sacred spaces.
For inquiries about her work or for possible collaborations, see her contact page.