. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Sara Ludy: A Space In-Between

March 15, 6:00 p.m. | Sara Ludy in person Sara Ludy, Transom (2011). Courtesy the artist. The work of SAIC alumna Sara Ludy (BFA 2003) spans a wide variety of formats including photography, video, animated gifs, live performance, and large-scale installations. She explores the representation of domestic interiors, suburban architecture, and landscape design in virtual […]

Tomonari Nishikawa & Small-Gauge Japan

March 8, 6pm | Tomonari Nishikawa in person Tomonari Nishikawa, Tokyo-Ebisu (2010). Courtesy the artist. Working in formats ranging from Super 8 to 35mm still photographic film, Tomonari Nishikawa constructs his films through precise single-frame shooting, elaborate masking, superimposition, and in-camera editing. He transforms the elements of urban life into multilayered abstractions of light, movement, […]

Laure Prouvost: Don’t Look Up

March 1, 6:00 p.m. | Introduction and post-screening discussion with Laure Prouvost via Skype! Laure Prouvost, Monolog (2009). Courtesy the artist and MOT International. The brilliantly anarchic videos of Laure Prouvost run wild with the rules of narrative and language. Prouvost’s fast-paced works often feature surreal tales jarringly interrupted by self-conscious text, unsettling imagery, or […]

George Kuchar: HotSpell

Thursday, February 23, 6:00 p.m. | Introduced by Abina Manning, Executive Director of the Video Data Bank George Kuchar, HotSpell (2011). Courtesy the Video Data Bank. “Desire and death are in the air, along with some aromatic wisps of ethnic edibles, so be sure to sniff it all.” —George Kuchar George Kuchar became a legend […]

Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area /// New Prints/New Preservation

February 16, 6:00 p.m. | Introduced by Steve Anker, curator and Dean of the School of Film/Video at CalArts Image from Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue (Leslie Thornton, 1984). Courtesy the Pacific Film Archive Library. Since the 1940s, San Francisco has been both a haven and inspiration for an influential constellation of moving […]

We Began By Measuring Distance

Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. | Basma Alsharif in person! Introduced by Tirtza Even! Basma al-Sharif, We Began By Measuring Distance (2009). Courtesy the artist. “We Began By Measuring Distance”  reflects on intrinsic and imposed distances—physical, logistical, and psychological—represented in works by women filmmakers from or connected to Palestine, including Jumana Emil Abboud, Basma Alsharif, […]

CATE Starts Feb 9

CATE returns to the big screen on February 9! Join us for the second half of our ten-year anniversary bash. We’re bringing in ten artists and curators over ten weeks, including Tirtza Even, Basma Alsharif, Steve Anker, Abina Manning, Laure Prouvost, Tomonari Nishikawa, Sara Ludy, Brent Green, Yvonne Rainer, and James Benning! Visit our Current […]

Back in Feb 2012!

CATE’s Fall 2011 season closed November 17 with the films of Amar Kanwar.  Thanks for coming out and thank you to all of our guests — Chris Sullivan, Matthew Buckingham, Laura Parnes, Bill Brown, Lee Anne Schmitt, Steina Vasulka, Rebecca Meyers, Luke Fowler, Gregory Markopoulos, Nicolas Provost, and Amar Kanwar. Our Spring 2012 season will […]

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