. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

October 10 – Kurt Hentschläger

Thursday, October 10, 6pm | Kurt Hentschläger in person! An evening with Chicago-based Austrian artist (and SAIC visiting faculty) Kurt Hentschläger whose work explores human perception through intricate, multi-sensorial environments and live, audiovisual performances. Renowned for his immersive installations, the majority of Hentschläger’s works are generated or orchestrated by computer, employing atmospheric and drone soundscapes, figurative visuals, and […]

April 18 – twohundredfiftysixcolors

Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m. | Eric Fleischauer & Jason Lazarus in person! World Premiere! Crafted from thousands of animated GIFs (the file format used to create simple, looping animations online) twohundredfiftysixcolors is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Once used primarily as an internet page signpost, the file type has evolved […]

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 […]

Sept 20 & 22 — SPECIAL WARNING: FILMS BY ROBERT NELSON

September 20, 6:00 pm September 22, 12:30 pm Introduced by curators Lori Felker and Mark Toscano! Renowned for their exuberance and inventive cinematic wit, Robert Nelson’s films established him as a leading member of the West Coast avant-garde and post-Beat culture of the ‘60s and ‘70s.  These two programs of different works pair recently restored […]

We Began By Measuring Distance

Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. | Basma Alsharif in person! Introduced by Tirtza Even! Basma al-Sharif, We Began By Measuring Distance (2009). Courtesy the artist. “We Began By Measuring Distance”  reflects on intrinsic and imposed distances—physical, logistical, and psychological—represented in works by women filmmakers from or connected to Palestine, including Jumana Emil Abboud, Basma Alsharif, […]

CONSUMING SPIRITS

Thursday, September 15, 6:00 pm | Special preview screening! Chris Sullivan in person! Image from Consuming Spirits (Chris Sullivan, 2009). Image courtesy the artist. Chris Sullivan’s works are among “the most honest, potent, and thoughtful of all animated films.”–Chris Robinson, Unsung Heroes of Animation Over a decade in the making, Consuming Spirits (2011) is the […]

Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure

Thursday, April 14, 6:00 pm | Live performance! Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, and Olivia Block in person! Aberration of Light (Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, Olivia Block, 2010-11). Courtesy the artists. “Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder are creating some of the most innovative and engaging light works of the present time.” – Mark Webber, London Film […]

The Unstable Object

Thursday, December 2, 6 p.m. | Daniel Eisenberg in person! The Unstable Object (Daniel Eisenberg, 2010). Image courtesy the artist. “Daniel Eisenberg’s films construct intricate webs of associations and reflections that probe consciousness, memory, and the emotional undercurrents of landscapes.” – Steve Anker What do a luxury automobile, a wall clock, and a cymbal have […]

Kent Lambert & Jesse McLean Sept. 23!

Still from Security Anthem (Kent Lambert, 2003). Image courtesy the artist. Haunting and hilarious by turns, the videos of Chicago artists Kent Lambert and Jesse McLean remix the banal debris of television culture into striking meditations on our highly mediated public sphere. In works like Security Anthem (2003), Hymn of Reckoning (2006), and Sunset Coda […]

Eleanore & the Timekeeper kicks off our fall season on Sept. 16!

Thursday, September 16, 6 p.m. | Danièle Wilmouth in person! Still from “Eleanore & the Timekeeper” (Danièle Wilmouth, 2010). Image courtesy the artist. Best known for her striking performance films, award-winning Chicago filmmaker and SAIC faculty member Danièle Wilmouth’s first feature is an intimate portrait of the complex bond between her aging grandmother and developmentally […]

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