. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Programming Experimental Work at Festivals

Thursday, March 27, 2003, 8pm Shari Frilot in person! Shari Frilot joins us for a unique screening and an engaging discussion about the festival process and the challenges of the experimental film programmer. Frilot, who has been a Sundance Film Festival Programmer since 1998, pioneered experimental programming at Outfest: Los Angeles International Lesbian & Gay […]

Jennet Thomas and Exploding Cinema Showcase

Thursday, March 20, 2003, 8:15 pm Jennet Thomas in person! Originating from the lively underground film scene of London in the early 1990’s, Jennet Thomas’s work has become renowned worldwide. Her films and videos come from an eclectic and multiply discursive history, as well as a curiosity about animating matter and images through time. Regardless of […]

Films of Robert Beavers

Thursday, March 13, 2003, 8pm Robert Beavers in person! Imparting ‘the serenity of a thought without words’, Robert Beavers draws upon historical and architectural sources with an acute sensitivity to site.  The filmmaker’s presence, though not always visually evident, is perceived in every composition, gesture and edit.  Beavers’ films demand an openness and concentration, but […]


Thursday, March 6, 2003, 8pm Mani Kaul in person! The second Conversations at the Edge offering from Indian experimental cinema pioneer Mani Kaul (Department of Film, Video & New Media Artist-in-Residence, Spring 2003) is Siddeshwari.  Based on the life of legendary singer Siddeshwari Devi (1903-77), India’s leading exponent of the classical thumri tradition, Kaul’s biographic […]

Sharon Couzin: New Work

Thursday, February 27, 2003, 8pm Sharon Couzin in person! Professor in the Department of Film, Video & New Media, Sharon Couzin presents premieres of three new works.  Elusive Cha-Cha (2002) is a portrait of performance artist E.J. Sims, with a soundtrack featuring Robert Metrick’s bongo and voice chant punctuating and echoing quick jump cuts.  A […]

Beyond and Shadowland

Thursday, February 20, 2003, 8pm Zoe Beloff in person! Investigating the relationship between imagination and moving image technology, internationally acclaimed media artist Zoe Beloff brings us two works.  The CD-ROM Beyond operates in a playful spirit of philosophical inquiry exploring the paradoxes of technology, desire and the paranormal.  An interactive work, it allows the viewer […]

Uski Roti

Thursday, February 13, 2003, 8pm Mani Kaul in person! This spring, the Department of Film, Video & New Media is pleased to have Mani Kaul as an artist-in-residence. Mr. Kaul was at the forefront of the emergence of a new cinema in India in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. In the singular, visually arresting […]

Another Planet: Recent Australian Digital Video

Thursday, February 6, 2003, 8pm Curator Keely Macarow in person! Australian curator Keely Macarow presents a survey of recent Australian digital video that probes the interface between new and old media cultures. Among the works to be shown are: Martine Corompt’s Spell on You (2002), which features a boy who is either an unwilling child […]

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