. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)


Thursday, November 12, 6pm | Art Lange, Guillermo Gregorio and Brian Labycz in person! Still from The Gypsy Cried (Chris Langdon, 1972). Courtesy the artist. Experimental Sound Studio’s Outer Ear Festival of Sound and CATE team up once again to present a program of films that investigate the visual and aural possibilities of 16mm optical […]

Golan Levin this Thursday, September 17!

September 17, 2009, 6pm | Golan Levin in person! Golan Levin, Opto-Isolator (2007). Image courtesy of the artist. Whimsical, provocative, and sublime, the work of new media artist Golan Levin explores the possibilities of code, screens, interactivity, and our relationship with machines. Levin creates collaborative digital systems, resulting in performances like Dialtones (A Telesymphony) (2001), […]

Cory Arcangel

Thursday, March 19, 6pm | Cory Arcangel in person! Best known for his Nintendo game cartridge hacks, multi-media trickster Cory Arcangel uses new and vintage computers, sound, performance, and the web to recontextualize popular figures (Super Mario Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel) and aesthetic systems (the instructional video, adult contemporary music, the “artist talk”) […]

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 […]

LoVid: Flipped Chips

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 6pm | Tali Hinkis, Kyle Lapidus, and Jon Satrom in person! Jon Satrom, Yuppster Video (2003). Image courtesy of the artist. Curated by the interdisciplinary artist-duo LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus), Flipped Chips pairs the work of pioneering video artists who built their own A/V hardware with the work of […]

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 […]

Michael Snow: Reverberlin + Sound Works

Friday, February 9, 2007, 6pm Michael Snow in person! Renowned for his innovative and revolutionary work in film, Michael Snow is also an accomplished musician and sound artist. He began playing jazz piano in the late 1940s and has worked with free improvisation-piano, voice, radio, microphones, andrecordings-since the 1960s. Tonight, Snow will present his latest […]

Web Work Of Mendi+Keith Obadike

Thursday, November 3, 2005, 6pm Mendi and Keith Obadike in person! Mendi+Keith Obadike are interdisciplinary artists whose music, performances, and conceptual Internet artworks have been exhibited and commissioned internationally. Their critical writing has been widely published. The couple eschews the notion that the Internet can mask identity by using the web instead to explore, celebrate […]

Diverse Works by Matt Hulse

Thursday, October 28, 2004, 8pm Matt Hulse in person! Matt Hulse was born upside-down in 1873. He trained at the Court of King James the Awkward in the art of crystal shoe making. He later founded the College of Wax working in Krakow, Poland, the site of which was the inspiration for Renais’ Last Year […]

Lost Sound

Thursday, September 13, 2001, 6pm John Smith in person! A special presentation of works by internationally renowned, London-based film and video artist John Smith. Since 1972, Smith has made over thirty film, video and installation works. The continuing popularity of his work can be explained by his wry sense of humor, his plays on language […]

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