. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Interview with Erin Cosgrove

Could you tell us a little bit about the program you’ll be screening for Conversations at the Edge this fall? A Heart Lies Beneath comes from my 7 Romance Novels Project—which is what it sounds like, sort of—7 romance novels written by 7 different authors, all of them named Erin Cosgrove. They are satires that […]

October 3 – Erin Cosgrove: What Manner of Person Art Thou?

Thursday, October 3, 6pm | Erin Cosgrove in person! Los Angeles–based artist, animator, and author Erin Cosgrove mixes pop culture and a range of historical references—Fabio, the Baader-Meinhof gang, America’s founding fathers, Bible fan fiction—to offer dark and often wickedly funny critiques of contemporary political culture, particularly the role of history and religion. Cosgrove screens her 2008 […]

September 26 – Tomomi Adachi and Takahiko Iimura: Films and Performances

Thursday, September 26, 6pm | Tomomi Adachi and Takahiko Iimura in person! In a rare joint appearance, filmmaking luminary Takahiko Iimura and Tokyo-based sound artist Tomomi Adachi present an evening of films and performances. Since the early 1960s, Iimura has been renowned for his groundbreaking films and videos, ranging from surreal underground narratives to elegant explorations of time […]

September 19 – An Evening with Ximena Cuevas

Thursday, September 19, 6 p.m.  Due to travel disruptions in Mexico caused by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Depression Manuel, Ximena Cuevas is not able to join us tonight. An additional surprise piece will be added to the lineup. Pioneering Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevascreates smart, playful works that mix performance, autobiography, and mass-media excess to […]

CATE Fall 2013 Season Starts Sept 19!

Conversations at the Edge kicks off its Fall 2013 season with pioneering Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevas on September 19! Other highlights this season include a rare live performance by filmmaker Takahiko Iimura and Japanese sound artist Tomomi Adachi (9/26); an appearance by LA-based artist Erin Cosgrove with an epic animated feature (10/3); a peek […]

Interview with Jacqueline Stewart, co-curator of L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema

Still from Four Women (Julie Dash, 1975) Interview by Felicia Mings I had the privilege of chatting with Jacqueline Stewart shortly after attending the March 28th L.A. Rebellion film screening of shorts by Ben Caldwell, Barbara McCullough, O.Fummilayo Makarah at the Gene Siskel Film Center. This event kicked off a series of film screenings across […]

Interview with Andréa Picard

On the occasion of her program with CATE, curator Andréa Picard spoke with Kyle Riley about the Toronto International Film Festival’s experimental film and video program, Wavelengths. Picard illustrates the program’s history and evolution, the challenges of curating shorts programs, her curatorial vision, and her first encounters with film. Coming from an art history background, Picard highlights […]

Catch up with CATE

CATE’s spring 2013 season is now over, but you can catch up with past programs on our Vimeo page! We’ve just uploaded video from our programs with Fern Silva, Karen Yaskinsky, and REMIX-IT-RIGHT guests. More is on the way!

April 18 – twohundredfiftysixcolors

Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m. | Eric Fleischauer & Jason Lazarus in person! World Premiere! Crafted from thousands of animated GIFs (the file format used to create simple, looping animations online) twohundredfiftysixcolors is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Once used primarily as an internet page signpost, the file type has evolved […]

April 11 – An Evening with Rosa Barba

Thursday, April 11 | Rosa Barba in person! German-Italian artist Rosa Barba’s work takes shape through artists’ books, sculptural film-based installations, and short films. Often set in monumental, even menacing landscapes, her films combine documentary, performance, and science fiction tropes to examine surreal confrontations between nature, humans, and their technologies. Her subjects include life in the […]

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