. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Shuddhabrata Sengupta and the Raqs Media Collective

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 6pm Shuddhabrata Sengupta in person! Shuddhabrata Sengupta is a media-maker, writer, and one of the co-founders of the Raqs Media Collective, a group of artists working in new and old media, installations, video, sound, photography and text based in Delhi, India. Founded in 1991, their hybridized practice is both rooted in […]

Phil Collins: Videos 1999 – 2005

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 6pm | Phil Collins in person! el mundo no escuchará (2004). Image courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. UK photographer and video artist Phil Collins’ works are a savvy blend of politics and pop culture. Working in embattled regions around the globe-Belfast, Belgrade, Baghdad, Bogotá-he takes on mass media representations of these […]

Dan Sandin: 35 Years of Electronic Art

Thursday, March 9, 2006, 6pm Dan Sandin in person! Chicago artist Dan Sandin is one of the leading figures in the history of image-based electronic art. With the development of the Sandin Image Processor (I.P.), the University of Illinois’ Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL), and CAVE virtual reality theater, Sandin is a key figure in the […]

The Sharpest Point

Thursday, March 2, 2006, 6pm | Curators Chris Gehman and Steve Reinke in person! Jude Norris, Red Buffalo Skydive (2001). Image courtesy of Vtape. In celebration of the publication of SAIC faculty member Steve Reinke and Chris Gehman’s recent animation anthology, The Sharpest Point, tonight’s program spans the entirety of animation history, tracing subterranean cinematic […]

Confessions of a Sociopath: Recent Work by Joe Gibbons

Thursday, February 23, 2006, 6pm | Joe Gibbons in person! Joe Gibbons, Confessions of a Sociopath Part 1 (2001-06). Image courtesy of the artist. Joe Gibbons’ dry humor comes across in obsessive rants that scrape the bottom of a monomaniacal mind, spilling forth with fantasies of power, destruction, and death. In this selection of recent […]

A Heart and Other Small Shapes: Jennifer Reeder Videos 1995 – 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006, 6pm Jennifer Reeder in person! Eleven years ago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago alum Jennifer Reeder took the art world by storm with her riot grrl super hero White Trash Girl. Since then, she has continued to mine the charged landscape of the profane with sublime portraits of adolescence, […]

Of a Feather

Thursday, February 9, 2006, 6pm Curator Cecelia Condit in person! A bright spot in the long months before spring’s winged migration, curators Cecelia Condit and Carl Bogner have collected bird films and videos from around the globe in a program at once swooping and earthbound, caged and wild. Works include: The Canaries (1968, Jerome Hill); […]

Soft Science

Thursday, February 2, 2006, 6pm Curator Rachel Mayeri in person! Some of the most astonishing art projects exist behind laboratory doors. This collection of video-curiosities, curated by filmmaker Rachel Mayeri, brings together work by artists and scientists in experiments with ebullient nanogears, tethered flies, and the ever-elusive idea of Reason. It Did It (2000, Peter […]

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