. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

On Carlos Motta…

This week SAIC graduate student Charles Rice writes about how he has drawn inspiration from Carlos Motta’s work in order to develop a practice informed by abandonment, autobiography and memory. My own artistic practice is centered on my own (queer) body and how I may establish a narrative that acknowledges my own lived histories. I […]

April 3 – Sven Augustijnen: Spectres

Thursday, April 3 | Sven Augustijnen in person! Confronting the authorized version of an atrocity committed during the early days of post-colonial African rule, Sven Augustijnen’s Spectres (2011) focuses a critical eye on the official account of the murder of Patrice Lumumba, the Congo’s first elected Prime Minister. The film begins a half-century later as the filmmaker sets off in […]

Interview with Tirtza Even

Could you tell us a little bit about the piece you’ll be screening for Conversations at the Edge this fall? Natural Life is a project I began working on in the winter of 2011, a few months after I arrived to Chicago. The piece focuses on the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to life […]

November 14 – Tirtza Even: Natural Life

Thursday, November 14, 6 p.m. | Special preview screening | Tirtza Even in person!  For more than 15 years, video artist and documentary filmmaker Tirtza Even has created a body of work that addresses an array of complex social and political issues in Palestine, Turkey, Spain, Germany, and the US. She presents a special preview of her […]

Interview with Brett Kashmere

Could you tell us a little bit about the project you’ll be screening for Conversations at the Edge this fall? From Deep is a 90-minute experimental documentary about the game of basketball and its shifting place within 20th century American history and culture. It toggles between essay and mixtape, and draws its material from a wide […]

October 24 – Brett Kashmere: From Deep

Thursday, October 24, 6p.m. | Special preview screening | Brett Kashmere in person! Pittsburgh-based artist Brett Kashmere presents a special preview of From Deep, which looks at basketball and its profound role in American life—as an everyday street game played by millions around the country; a force in fashion, music, and mass media; and a platform for […]

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