. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Dani and Sheilah ReStack

Thursday, March 31, 6:00 p.m. Join Dani and Sheilah ReStack for the Chicago premiere of their feral domesticity trilogy. Presented in partnership with the 32nd Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival. The videos of Dani and Sheilah ReStack are radical explorations of queer desire, parenthood, and creative community. Formally and emotionally adjacent to their domestic […]

Andy Slater

Thursday, March 10, 6:00 p.m. Join artist Andy Slater for an evening of his evocative sound-based works. Presented in partnership with Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL) in SAIC’s Department of Art Therapy and Counseling, Access Living, and Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in conjunction with the exhibition Crip*, on view from January 14 to March 12.  This program is partially […]

Meriem Bennani

Thursday, March 03, 6:00 p.m. Join artist Meriem Bennani for a screening of her works Party on the CAPS (2018), Guided Tour of a Spill (2021), and 2 Lizards (co-directed with Orian Barki, 2020). Presented in partnership with the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, in conjunction with the exhibition Meriem Bennani, and the Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual […]

Nazlı Dinçel

Thursday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. Join artist Nazlı Dinçel for a screening of their provocative handmade films. Presented in partnership with SAIC’s Video Data Bank. Nazlı Dinçel’s handmade films reflect on experiences of physical and cultural disruption, from intimate states of arousal to Dinçel’s own immigration from Turkey to the United States. By scratching, sewing, letter-punching, and […]

Announcing Spring 2022

Join us for the spring 2022 season of Conversations at the Edge! The series returns to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Gene Siskel Film Center (164 North State Street) for in-person screenings, performances, and presentations with Nazli Dincel (Feb 17),  Meriem Bennani (Mar 10),  Andy Slater (Mar 31), Dani and Sheilah […]

Anocha Suwichakornpong: Krabi, 2562 and Jai

Sunday, October 24, 6:00 p.m. Theatrical Screening Gene Siskel Film Center Anocha Suwichakornpong’s third feature, made in collaboration with filmmaker Ben Rivers, is a mischievous and delightfully mysterious portrait of the province of Krabi, a stunningly beautiful region in southwestern Thailand under threat by climate change and growing tourism. Fluidly slipping between documentary and fiction, […]

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