The Servant’s Shirt (Nankar Ki Kameez)

Thursday, April 24, 2003, 8pm Mani Kaul in person! Artist-in-Residence Mani Kaul’s third program in our spring Conversations at the Edge series is his deeply compassionate exploration of social issues confronting ordinary Indians, The Servant’s Shirt.  In a small Indian town in the early 1960’s, a young, lower caste couple – Santu and his wife […]

Still/Here and Perseverance and How to Develop It

Thursday, April 17, 2003, 8pm STILL/HERE 2000, Chris Harris, USA, 60 min, 16mm and PERSEVERANCE AND HOW TO DEVELOP IT 2002, Jenny Perlin, USA, 14 min, 16mm Directors in person! The Department of Film, Video & New Media is pleased to welcome back alumni Chris Harris and Jenny Perlin to present their most recent films.  […]

Recent Work by Donigan Cumming

Thursday, April 10, 2003, 8pm Donigan Cumming in person! Essentially documentary in nature, Donigan Cumming’s work incorporates photography, sound, video and installation.  His work is routinely unsettling and wrought with unexpected turns and complex characters.  Cumming has succeeded in establishing a documentary method that breaks away from the illusion of objectivity.  In the words of […]

The Creators of the Shopping Worlds (Die Schöpfer Der Einkaufswelten)

Thursday, April 3, 2003, 8pm Harun Farocki in person! Provocative, political and poignant, acclaimed German filmmaker Harun Farocki has made over 90 films since 1966, in addition to numerous writings, installations and teaching positions around the world.  Conversations at the Edge is honored to present the Chicago premiere of Farocki’s latest feature. In this new […]



    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.