. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

LTTR: The Dead, The Absent and Fictitious

Thursday, April 5, 2007, 6pm LTTR in person! LTTR (K8 Hardy, Emily Roysdon, Ulrike Mueller, and Ginger Brooks Takahashi) is a radically vibrant feminist art collective. Post-punk and gender-queer, their exuberant activist practice includes international curatorial projects, community-based workshops, screenings, and an annual self-published arts journal-enthusing a growing community of artists and thinkers. Tonight’s program […]

Akram Zaatari: This Day

Thursday, October 19, 2006, 6pm Akram Zaatari in person! In 1982, 16-year-old Akram Zaatari watched the Israeli invasion of southern Lebanon from his balcony in Saida, documenting the bombings in a diary of snapshots. The resulting images—at once beautiful and terrifying—make up his stunning 2004 video Saida, June 6, 1982 and have haunted his work […]

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 […]

Of a Feather

Thursday, February 9, 2006, 6pm Curator Cecelia Condit in person! A bright spot in the long months before spring’s winged migration, curators Cecelia Condit and Carl Bogner have collected bird films and videos from around the globe in a program at once swooping and earthbound, caged and wild. Works include: The Canaries (1968, Jerome Hill); […]

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 […]

Filme De Amor (Love Film)

Thursday, October 13, 2005, 6pm Distant Parallels curator Ana Luisa Beraba in person! One weekend, friends Hilda, Matilda and Gaspar meet up in a run-down old house in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. They drink, fool around, seek out pleasurable experiences and completely break out of the monotony of their daily routines. Introducing the […]

Depression: What Is It Good For?

Thursday, March 11, 2004, 8:15pm This screening of shorts from the Video Data Bank investigates the thick blanket of experiences and social dynamics that share the rubric of depression – from invisible and privatized feelings to the collapse of the social safety net. In an era where drugs promise to manage all psychological ills and […]

O Lover of Life: Experimental Narrative from India

Thursday, March 4, 2004, 8pm Ancient and contemporary arts of India are at the center of three startling video works by Indian makers, which blur reality and fiction with their experimental approach toward narrative. Presented by Monica Bhasin, graduate student in Film and Video at the School of the Art Institute. Oracles of Kerala state […]

old skool revolutionaries

Thursday, November 6, 2003, 8:15pm First in the United States to offer BA and MFA degrees in Video Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has a critically important place in the history of this vital medium.  SAIC instructor and digital systems specialist jonCates has delved into the School’s archive of seminal video […]

Catfilms (For Sailor and Oscar)

Thursday, October 30, 2003, 8:30pm Martha Colburn, Cats Amore (2001). Cinematic catnip from filmmakers old and new!  Inspired by Intercat, the late 1960’s-early 1970’s international cat film festival organized by experimental filmmaker Pola Chapelle, Catfilms mixes Intercat gems with contemporary feline flicks in a program at once wild and domestic, standoffish and affectionate.  Meow! Programmed […]

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