. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Image x Sound: The Short Films of Tatsu Aoki

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 6pm Tatsu Aoki in person! In celebration of acclaimed Chicago musician and filmmaker (and School of the Art Institute of Chicago faculty member) Tatsu Aoki’s 25th year making films, CATE and the 11th Annual Chicago Asian American Showcase present a two-part retrospective of his extraordinary short diary films. Aoki began keeping […]

Dan Sandin: 35 Years of Electronic Art

Thursday, March 9, 2006, 6pm Dan Sandin in person! Chicago artist Dan Sandin is one of the leading figures in the history of image-based electronic art. With the development of the Sandin Image Processor (I.P.), the University of Illinois’ Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL), and CAVE virtual reality theater, Sandin is a key figure in the […]

Films of Timoleon Wilkins

Thursday, November 17, 2005, 6pm | Timoleon Wilkins in person! In the words of critic Brecht Andersch, “Timoleon Wilkins has fashioned a mytho-poetic vision of his own resolutely in the American grain. His stunning Kodachrome imagery, redolent of home-movies, educational films, the specter of Hollywood arcane Americana, frames a world of memory and experience.” Wilkins […]

The Animated Paul Bush

Thursday, September 29, 2005, 6pm Paul Bush in person! UK-based artist Paul Bush is an award-winning experimental filmmaker whose life changed when he discovered animation in the early 1990’s. “Within the animation community there was an understanding of a purely visual language, not one borrowed from the theatre (as in drama) or journalism (as in […]

Shelly Silver’s World

Thursday, September 15, 2005, 6pm Shelly Silver in person! Acclaimed photographer and video artist Shelly Silver’s work has been exhibited the whole world over, and indeed a peripatetic existence is essential to her practice, which questions the myths and realities of cultural and national identity. Her work is simultaneously honest and fictional, beautiful and disturbing, […]

The Animated World of Maureen Selwood

Thursday, April 14, 2005, 8pm Maureen Selwood in person! Revered contemporary animator Maureen Selwood uses distinctive meshes of live footage and hand drawing, blending image and text to create work that is praised for its joyous eroticism and buoyant wit. Tonight’s visual treats include: the experimental reconstructed found-footage narrative Mistaken Identity (2001); lost love humor […]

Films by Stephanie Barber

Thursday, March 3, 2005, 8:15pm Stephanie Barber in person! Prolific Milwaukee-based filmmaker and artist Stephanie Barber has been featured in solo shows at the New York Film Festival’s Views From the Avant-Garde and the Museum of Modern Art’s Cineprobe series and has established herself over the past decade as an extraordinary and singular filmmaker, winning […]

The Subjective Landscape: Works by Alfred Guzzetti

Thursday, April 1, 2004, 8pm Alfred Guzzetti in person! From Shanghai to Calcutta to his own backyard, the cinema of Alfred Guzzetti finds the exotic in the commonplace and a meditative beauty in the ever-changing modern landscape.  Well known as a co-director of feature length documentaries, including Pictures From a Revolution and Family Portrait Sittings, […]

Hyperfictions: Film and Video Work by Abigail Child

Thursday, November 13, 2003, 8pm Abigail Child in person! Among the most accomplished filmmakers of the contemporary American avant-garde, Abigail Child has created a body of films and video known as much for their formal rigor as for the challenging subjects she explores.  Deeply committed to the continuing possibilities of the art of cine-montage, Child […]

Films of Robert Beavers

Thursday, March 13, 2003, 8pm Robert Beavers in person! Imparting ‘the serenity of a thought without words’, Robert Beavers draws upon historical and architectural sources with an acute sensitivity to site.  The filmmaker’s presence, though not always visually evident, is perceived in every composition, gesture and edit.  Beavers’ films demand an openness and concentration, but […]

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