. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

February 16 – The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images

Presented as a companion to Naeem Mohaiemen’s United Red Army (The Young Man Was, Part I), Eric Baudelaire’s The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images explores the fractured biographies of Fusako Shigenobu, leader of the ultra-left Japanese Red Army (JRA) in Lebanon, her daughter May Shigenobu, and radical […]

February 14 – Naeem Mohaiemen: United Red Army (The Young Man Was, Part I)

Naeem Mohaiemen in person Naeem Mohaiemen uses films, photographs, and essays to explore the histories of failed utopias within the framework of international left-wing politics. In conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition of the artist’s acclaimed three-channel installation Two Meetings and a Funeral, Mohaiemen presents United Red Army (The Young Man Was, Part […]

February 7 – Jodie Mack: The Grand Bizarre

Jodie Mack in person Artist and animator Jodie Mack (MFA 2007) is celebrated for transforming the patterns of everyday life into dazzling short films. Her debut feature is an exhilarating examination of the global circulation of textiles. Shot on location in nearly 20 countries, the film interweaves footage of industrial mills, artisan looms, airports, cargo […]

Spring 2019 Sneak Peek

The start of our Spring 2019 semester is just around the corner! We have a terrific season lined up, including visits by media artists Jodie Mack, Naeem Mohaiemen, presented in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, Laida Lertxundi, Morgan Fisher, Evan Meaney, presented in collaboration with the Video Data Bank, and Tabita Rezaire. We’ll also […]

On jonCates: 鬼镇 Ghosttown

The influential work of Chicago-based new media artist jonCates mixes the urgency of punk with the poetics of glitch. His latest project is a collaborative, multiplatform critique of the myths and ideology of the American west. Released as a feature film, virtual reality game, soundtrack, and book, 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) showcases the work of a number […]

jonCates: 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown)

jonCates in person Chicago-based new media artist jonCates’ influential body of work mixes the urgency of punk with the poetics of glitch. His latest project, a glitch Western, takes shape as a feature film and interactive game that critiques the myths and ideology of the American West. Part essay, part documentary, and part genre fantasy, 鬼鎮 […]

Coco Fusco: Cuba Portraits

Coco Fusco in person For more than 30 years, interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco has explored notions of race, identity, and power through video and performance. In recent years, Fusco has examined a number of legendary stories that lack pictorial representation due to institutional censorship or an absence of governmental documentation. She presents two intimate artist […]

Refiguring Binaries

Curator Kelani Nichole in person In recent years, the contours of a new contemporary art movement have begun to emerge, forged in reaction to the ideologies of Silicon Valley, the platforming and globalization of culture, and technologies of power like artificial intelligence, photorealistic computer-generated images, and virtual and augmented reality. These “Simulists” simultaneously embrace and […]

An Interview with Peter Burr

During his visit to SAIC in this week, Peter Burr sat down with CATE Curatorial Assistant Nicky Ni for an interview about his background in painting and drawing, his iconic computer animation style, and his multimedia practice that spans from video, performance, to immersive and interactive game installation. NN: Could you give a brief summary […]

Peter Burr: Pattern Language

Artist and animator Peter Burr creates videos, performances, and video games that conjure virtual spaces and illusive patterns. Burr’s singularity not only resides in his mesmerizing moiré sequences but also in his aesthetic of privileging every crisp pixel. This program features a series of single-channel computer animations extracted from Burr’s expanded projects. Derived from Aria End, […]

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