. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

March 21 – Wavelengths: in the blink of an eye

Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m. | Curator Andréa Picard in person! Named for but also infinitely inspired by Michael Snow’s 1967 masterpiece, Wavelength, the Toronto International Film Festival’s avant-garde program presents films and videos that defy convention, suggest alternate ways of thinking, and sometimes re-emerge from a distant past in order to comment on the present. Curated […]

March 7 – REMIX-IT-RIGHT: Rediscoveries in the Phil Morton Archive

Thursday, March 7, 8 p.m. | Program introduced by curator Jon Cates. Artists in person! Chicago video pioneer Phil Morton (1945-2003) anticipated remix in his genre-defying individual and collaborative projects that share characteristics with what we now call “New Media” today. Radically open, committed to process, collaborative, contentious, and charismatic; Morton embodied what he dubbed […]

February 28 – Archives in Progress: An Evening with Darko Fritz

Thursday, February 28, 6 p.m. | Darko Fritz in person! “Darko Fritz is like a one-man tech-art history machine.”– Bruce Sterling, author and Wired columnist Since the late 1980s, the work of Amsterdam-based curator and researcher Darko Fritz has revolved around a significant investigation into the use of technology in culture. Renowned for his groundbreaking […]

February 14 – Fern Silva: Concrete Parlay

  Thursday, February 14, 6p.m. | Fern Silva in person!   Fern Silva’s invigorating, geographically-sweeping films bring together sounds and images of nature, ritual, and pop culture from Europe, South America, the Middle East and the United States to explore ideas of travel and cross-cultural movement. “The disorienting whirl of the compass,” suggests curator Aily […]

November 15- John Akomfrah: The Nine Muses

Thursday, November 15, 6 p.m. | John Akomfrah in person! The Nine Muses, the 2011 feature by British filmmaker, artist, and co-founder of the 1980s Black Audio Film Collective John Akomfrah, journeys through the history of African and Caribbean migration to post-war Britain through the lens of Homer’s revered epic poem The Odyssey. Structured as […]

October 18- LAIDA LERTXUNDI

Thursday, October 18, 6 p.m. | Laida Lertxundi in person! Shot within and around Los Angeles, Laida Lertxundi’s seductively enigmatic films mix soul music and art punk as non-actors lounge within sublime beachscapes, cheap motels, and light-flooded apartments. My Tears Are Dry (2009) is a luscious and melodic composition that lures the viewer into and […]

October 11- JEAN-MARIE STRAUB and DANIÈLE HUILLET

Thursday, October 11, 6 p.m. | Introduced by Daniel Eisenberg, Professor of Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago For more than four decades Jean-Marie Straub and the late Danièle Huillet influenced generations of filmmakers, artists, and thinkers with their personal and politically engaged films based on […]

October 4- HITO STEYERL

Thursday, October 4, 6 p.m. | Introduced by Lisa Dorin, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago Hito Steyerl’s masterfully orchestrated video essays chart the lives of images, objects, and places to arrive at provocative new conclusions about their meaning.This program features two of these works, Lovely Andrea (2007) and In Free Fall […]

Laure Prouvost: Don’t Look Up

March 1, 6:00 p.m. | Introduction and post-screening discussion with Laure Prouvost via Skype! Laure Prouvost, Monolog (2009). Courtesy the artist and MOT International. The brilliantly anarchic videos of Laure Prouvost run wild with the rules of narrative and language. Prouvost’s fast-paced works often feature surreal tales jarringly interrupted by self-conscious text, unsettling imagery, or […]

NICOLAS PROVOST: LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH

Thursday, November 10, 6:00 pm | Nicolas Provost in person! Image from LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH (Nicolas Provost, 2009). Courtesy the artist and the Video Data Bank. With digital prowess and deft editing, Belgian filmmaker Nicolas Provost transforms clichéd Hollywood scenes into something altogether more alluring, mysterious, and occasionally, more grotesque. Long Live the […]

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    Conversations at the Edge is a weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.

     

    CATE is organized by SAIC's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and SAIC's Video Data Bank, Conversations at the Edge is a dynamic weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.

     

    Programs take place Thursdays at 6pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State / Chicago, IL / 312.846.2600), unless otherwise noted.



     

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