. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)


Thursday, September 15, 6:00 pm | Special preview screening! Chris Sullivan in person! Image from Consuming Spirits (Chris Sullivan, 2009). Image courtesy the artist. Chris Sullivan’s works are among “the most honest, potent, and thoughtful of all animated films.”–Chris Robinson, Unsung Heroes of Animation Over a decade in the making, Consuming Spirits (2011) is the […]

CATE’s 10-Year Anniversary Season Starts Sept. 15

The season line-up includes appearances by Chris Sullivan, Matthew Buckingham, Laura Parnes, Thomas Comerford, Lee Anne Schmitt, Bill Brown, Steina Vasulka, Rebecca Meyers, Luke Fowler, Nicolas Provost, Amar Kanwar. Check out our current season for full details! Image from THE SMILE (Amar Kanwar, 2007). Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Chris Sullivan’s CONSUMING SPIRITS to kick off CATE’s Fall 2011 Season

Conversations at the Edge will kick off its 10-year anniversary season with a special preview screening of Chris Sullivan’s decade-in-the making animated feature, Consuming Spirits (2011) on Thursday, September 15. Additional highlights include appearances by Matthew Buckingham, Laura Parnes, Thomas Comerford, Lee Anne Schmitt, Bill Brown, Steina Vasulka, Rebecca Meyers, Luke Fowler, Nicolas Provost, Amar […]

Back in Fall 2011

CATE’s Spring 2011 season wrapped with Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure. Thank you for coming out and thanks to all our guests — Martha Colburn, Rose Lowder, Andrea Geyer, Akram Zaatari, Yael Bartana, Brian Springer, Tony Cokes, Botborg (Joe Musgrove and Scott Sinclair), and Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, and Olivia Block — for a […]

Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure

Thursday, April 14, 6:00 pm | Live performance! Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, and Olivia Block in person! Aberration of Light (Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, Olivia Block, 2010-11). Courtesy the artists. “Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder are creating some of the most innovative and engaging light works of the present time.” – Mark Webber, London Film […]


Thursday, April 7, 6:00 pm | Live performance! Joe Musgrove and Scott Sinclair in person! Principle 2 (Botborg, 2007). Courtesy the artists. As Botborg, Berlin/Brisbane-based artists and musicians Scott Sinclair and Joe Musgrove fuse and rewire raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-color synaesthesia. Using a complex array of custom electronics, audio […]

Tony Cokes: Notes on Evil (and Others)

Thursday, March 31, 6:00 pm | Tony Cokes in person! #3 (Tony Cokes, 2001). Courtesy the artist. In his incisively witty videos and installations, Tony Cokes juxtaposes familiar archival footage, Google searches, and Hollywood imagery with text and popular music to critique the media’s often reductive representations of race and class. This evening’s screening surveys […]

The Disappointment: Or, The Force of Credulity

Thursday, March 17, 6:00 pm | Brian Springer in person! The Disappointment; Or, The Force of Credulity (Brian Springer, 2007). Courtesy the artist. “An unexpected masterpiece.” — Grady Hendrix, New York Sun Best known for his scathing news media exposé Spin (1995), Brian Springer’s latest film is a labyrinthine, semi-autobiographical documentary about the search for […]

Yael Bartana: A Declaration

Thursday, March 10, 6:00 pm | Yael Bartana in person! Mur i Wieża (Wall and Tower) (Yael Bartana, RED HD video, 15 min, 2009). Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam. Amsterdam- and Tel Aviv-based artist Yael Bartana’s slippery, sophisticated films and videos reflect upon contemporary Israeli culture, the ideas and rituals that bind its citizens together, […]

Radical Closure

Thursday, March 3, 6:00 pm Posthumous (Ghassan Salhab, 2007). Courtesy the Video Data Bank. Curated by Lebanese video artist Akram Zaatari (who presented a program of his own works at CATE in Fall 2006), Radical Closure brings together documentaries, independent films, and video art from the Middle East and Europe produced in response to war, […]

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