. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Fall 2020 Season Recap

For our Fall 2020 program, we brought together a group of artists and scholars including Alison O’Daniel (10/1), American Artist (10/8), Delinda Collier (10/15), Ursula Biemann (10/22), Auriea and Michaël Samyn (10/28).  These vibrant conversations and related screenings took place in the Gene Siskel Film Center’s virtual cinema. We’re grateful for our presenting partners, including […]

Alison O’Daniel

Friday, October 30, 2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m., CT Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema Closed captions and ASL Interpretation available. Tune in for this in-depth conversation with artist and filmmaker Alison O’Daniel moderated by Deborah Stratman. Recorded October 1. Her project The Tuba Thieves (2013 – ongoing) is on view in the Gene Siskel Film Center’s virtual […]

Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn

Thursday, October 29, 2:00 p.m. Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema Live captions available  Join us for this discussion with net art pioneers and game developers Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn (Tale of Tales), moderated by University of Chicago English and Cinema and Media Studies professor and Weston Game Lab Director Patrick Jagoda. Audiences are invited to […]

Ursula Biemann

Thursday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m., CT Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema Live captions available Join us for a talk with Swiss artist, author, and video essayist Ursula Biemann whose visionary practice focuses on the planet’s changing climate and its ecological impact. Her videos Deep Weather (2013), Forest Law (2014), Subatlantic (2015), and Acoustic Ocean (2018) are on view in the Gene Siskel Film Center’s […]

Delinda Collier

Thursday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.–8:15 p.m. CT Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema Closed captions available Join scholars Delinda Collier and Leslie Wilson as they discuss the artists and ideas behind Collier’s new book Media Primitivism: Technological Art in Africa (Duke University Press, 2020).  A sweeping study of technological media centering Africa, Media Primitivism examines film, digital art, and electronic music […]

American Artist

Thursday, October 08, 7:00 p.m.–8:15 p.m. CT Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema Live captions available.Join us for a talk by multidisciplinary new media artist American Artist, whose work examines Black labor and visibility within networked life. Their video, Blue Life Seminar, is on view in the Gene Siskel Film Center’s virtual cinema from October 4–10. American Artist […]

Fall 2020 Season Announcement

We’re pleased to announce the Fall 2020 season of Conversations at the Edge! Throughout the season, we’ll be hosting virtual artist talks and events alongside on-demand screenings. Join us for programs with Alison O’Daniel (Oct 1), American Artist (Oct 8), Delinda Collier (Oct 15), Ursula Biemann (Oct 22), and Auriea and Michaël Samyn (Oct 28).   […]

Remainder of Spring 2020 – Postponed

We regret to announce that the remainder of Conversations at the Edge‘s Spring 2020 season has been postponed for a later date. This includes An Evening with Ian Cheng, This Set of Actions is a Mirror, Wong Ping: Digital Fables, McKenzie Wark and Legacy Russell: Culture That Loves Us. In accordance with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease […]

March 12 – Beatrice Gibson: Two Sisters – POSTPONED

Beatrice Gibson in person In response to the CDC’s guidance on COVID-19, the 30th annual Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, has been postponed. Beatrice Gibson: Two Sisters has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. Incorporating experimental music, poetry, and improvisation, the award-winning films of London-based artist Beatrice Gibson are […]

March 5 – Mariah Garnett: Trouble

Mariah Garnett in person In the early 1970s, Mariah Garnett’s father fled Northern Ireland after being the subject of a BBC documentary about relationships that crossed the country’s violent religious and political divide. Four decades later, the Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker returned to her father’s native Belfast, immersing herself in the city’s sectarian upheavals […]

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