. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Falling Out of Time: New Documentaries from the Former Soviet Europe

Thursday, April 3, 6pm | Curators Oona Mosna and Jeremy Rigsby in person! Igor Strembitsky, Wayfarers (2005). Image courtesy of the artist. Once the home of state-sponsored social realism, the former Soviet Europe has given rise to a new breed of documentary, revising its realist tradition with the observational ambiguities and formal rigor more familiar […]

At the Heart of a Sparrow: Videos by Barry Doupé

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 6pm Barry Doupé in person! The unnervingly seductive videos of Vancouver-based artist and animator Barry Doupé blend painterly skill with the look of early 3D video games in gothic dreamscapes, at once familiar and forever out of reach. Pegged as one of Canada’s rising stars, with screenings across North America and […]

Michael Snow: La Région Centrale

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 2pm One of the most talked about films in the history of experimental cinema, Michael Snow’s three-hour La Région Centrale is an epic homage to the landscape tradition. Shot in remote Quebec with a specially designed machine capable of rotating the camera in all directions, the film traces spirals, twirls, and […]

Michael Snow: Reverberlin + Sound Works

Friday, February 9, 2007, 6pm Michael Snow in person! Renowned for his innovative and revolutionary work in film, Michael Snow is also an accomplished musician and sound artist. He began playing jazz piano in the late 1940s and has worked with free improvisation-piano, voice, radio, microphones, andrecordings-since the 1960s. Tonight, Snow will present his latest […]

Michael Snow: Wavelength & (Back and Forth)

Thursday, February 8, 2007, 6pm Michael Snow in person! Michael Snow is one of the true giants of the avant-garde. His films, photography, music, painting, and sculpture, take up life and its representation, revolutionizing and revitalizing each medium along the way. Tonight, Snow presents two of his best-known works, including the perpetual motion film « […]

In Between Days

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 6pm So Yong Kim in person! Winner at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals, SAIC alum So Yong Kim’s luminous debut feature is the delicately observed story of Aimie, a Korean teenager newly immigrated to Canada. Aimie lives with her single mother in a bleak Toronto housing block, killing time smoking, […]

Calculations: Pioneers of Computer Animation

Thursday, May 4, 2006, 6pm Larry Cuba, Calculated Movements (1985). Decades before Hollywood CGI spectaculars, artists worked with computers to create an aesthetic specific to the machine. At IBM, Bell, and in their own home-built labs, they generated visionary spectacles from mathematical precision– stroboscopic patterns, kinetic rhythms, and volumetric illusions. Tonight’s program is a cross-section […]

Media City: Films and Videos from Media City 2006

Thursday, April 6, 2006, 6pm Curator David Dinnell in person! In the last twelve years, Media City has become one of the premiere festivals for experimental film and video art in North America. Staged each February in Windsor, the fest is renowned for its smart and cosmopolitan programming (videos from the Brazilian underground follow those […]

The Sharpest Point

Thursday, March 2, 2006, 6pm | Curators Chris Gehman and Steve Reinke in person! Jude Norris, Red Buffalo Skydive (2001). Image courtesy of Vtape. In celebration of the publication of SAIC faculty member Steve Reinke and Chris Gehman’s recent animation anthology, The Sharpest Point, tonight’s program spans the entirety of animation history, tracing subterranean cinematic […]

Soft Science

Thursday, February 2, 2006, 6pm Curator Rachel Mayeri in person! Some of the most astonishing art projects exist behind laboratory doors. This collection of video-curiosities, curated by filmmaker Rachel Mayeri, brings together work by artists and scientists in experiments with ebullient nanogears, tethered flies, and the ever-elusive idea of Reason. It Did It (2000, Peter […]

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