Celebrating Stan Brakhage: A Sampler

Thursday April 25, 2002, 8pm We honor a living master of the cinema on the occasion of the publication of the Chicago Review’s current issue devoted to Stan Brakhage. This program is part of a three-evening series in conjunction with programs at Chicago Filmmakers (April 26) and the University of Chicago’s Experimental Film Club (April […]

Contemporary Artist – The Videos of Ximena Cuevas

Thursday. April 18, 2002, 6pm Ximena Cuevas in person! “Ximena Cuevas, Mexico’s video artist extraordinaire: half magician, half mermaid, master of all she surveys.” — B. Ruby Rich “Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevas is a poet of everyday life, a master of self-portraits and the fairy godmother of a new melodrama. Boldly defying taboo subjects […]

Films by Ernie Gehr: Glider & Cotton Candy

Thursday, April 11, 2002, 6pm Ernie Gehr in person! Ernie Gehr continues to be one of the most original and unique artists working in media. For over thirty years, Gehr has produced a body of work that is at once formally rigorous, deeply humanistic, and a challenge to the conventional reception of the world’s images. […]

Videos by Cecilia Dougherty

Thursday, April 4, 2002, 6pm Cecelia Dougherty in person! Cecilia Dougherty’s work employs experimental documentary and narrative to explore family interactions, the representation of lesbians in popular culture, outsider psychology, and everyday life. Dougherty will appear in person to present a wide range of her work, from early pieces such as Grapefruit (1989), Coal Miner’s […]



    Conversations at the Edge is a weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.


    CATE is organized by SAIC's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and SAIC's Video Data Bank, Conversations at the Edge is a dynamic weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.


    Programs take place Thursdays at 6pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State / Chicago, IL / 312.846.2600), unless otherwise noted.