. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

DDR/DDR

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 6pm | Director Amie Siegel in person! DDR/DDR (Amie Siegel, 2008). Image courtesy of the artist. The latest feature by artist, filmmaker, and SAIC alum Amie Siegel (Empathy, 2003) is a multi-layered and disarmingly beautiful essay on the German Democratic Republic and its dissolution, which left many of its former citizens […]

Sight & Sound: Flingco Sound System

Thursday, February 5, 6pm | Special live performance! Artists in person! Lisa Slodki & Haptic, The Medium (2007). Image courtesy of the artists. Flingco Sound System releases “textures in the shape of sound.”–Dublab Since its 2007 launch, Chicago’s Flingco Sound System label has played host to a slate of musicians who work collaboratively with visual […]

Outer Ear Festival of Sound: Recent Films by Deborah Stratman

Thursday, November 13, 6pm | Deborah Stratman in person! Deborah Stratman, O’er the Land (2008). Image courtesy of the artist. The Experimental Sound Studio’s Outer Ear Festival of Sound and CATE team up to present a special preview of award-winning filmmaker Deborah Stratman’s latest film, O’er the Land (2008). Completed in part through a residency at […]

15 Years of the Chicago Underground Film Festival

Thursday, October 2, 6pm | Festival director Bryan Wendorf and CUFF filmmakers in person! Roger Ebert once said of the Chicago Underground Film Festival, “What you get for your money is not just admission to the films, but admission to a subculture.” For 15 years, CUFF has exhibited the vibrant media emerging from Chicago’s schools, […]

GLITCH: Creative Problem Creating

Thursday, September 18, 6pm | Curator Jon Satrom in person! What happens when the creative roadblocks—errors, glitches, accidents—become the building blocks in the art-making process? This program highlights artists who intentionally create problems by corrupting data, hacking signals, and manipulating the medium, often to the point of challenging its own display. Curated by new media artist and SAIC […]

You Don’t Remember the Time You Do: Moments in the Lives of Prisoners

Thursday, April 17, 6pm | Laurie Jo Reynolds in person! Robert Todd, In Loving Memory (2005). Image courtesy of the artist. Prison has long been a popular setting for motion pictures, from the oft-remade Man in the Iron Mask to recent Oscar-nominated hits Dead Man Walking and The Shawshank Redemption. Rarer is the film that […]

CameraLESS Films / Movies without Cameras

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 6pm | Curator Jodie Mack in person! Thorsten Fleisch, Kosmos (2004). Image courtesy of the artist. For over one hundred years, filmmakers have found ways to emancipate themselves from advanced photographic processes and make films without cameras—by drawing, painting, scratching, or adhering figures and objects directly onto filmstrips. Whether produced meticulously […]

I Love Presets

Thursday, February 21, 2008, 6pm | Rob Ray, Jon Satrom, & Jason Soliday in person! As I Love Presets, Chicago-based sound and new media artists Rob Ray, Jon Satrom, and Jason Soliday do everything wrong the right way. The trio manipulates found sounds and animated GIFs on home-brewed equipment in spectacular live audio/video performances, breaking […]

Outer Ear Festival of Sound: Chris Mann, Danièle Wilmouth, and Morganville

Thursday, November 8, 2007, 8:15pm | Chris Mann, Danièle Wilmouth, Trevor Martin, and Kym Olsen in person! Danièle Wilmouth, A Heretic’s Primer on Love and Exertion (2007). Image courtesy of the artist. The Outer Ear Festival of Sound and CATE present a special two-part evening of films, videos, and performances that mine the relationships between […]

Outer Ear Festival of Sound: The Hysterical Alphabet

Thursday, November 8, 2007, 6pm | Terri Kapsalis, John Corbett, and Danny Thompson in person! The Hysterical Alphabet (2007). Written by Terri Kapsalis, video by Danny Thompson. Image courtesy of Danny Thompson. The Outer Ear Festival of Sound and CATE present a special two-part evening of films, videos, and performances that mine the relationships between […]

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