Nema Problema

Thursday, September 25, 2003, 8pm Susana Foxley in person! In conjunction with the Film Center’s “Pinochet and Beyond: Contemporary Chilean Documentary” series, Conversations at the Edge is proud to present this poignant clash-of-cultures study, presented by co-director Susana Foxley.  Nema Problema (the title is Serbian) traces the lives of 26 refugees from the Balkans War […]

Codependence Some More! Contemporary Independent Animation

Thursday, September 18, 2003, 8pm James Duesing, Tender Bodies (2003). Animator and School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor Chris Sullivan has put together a collection of recent work by animators from Chicago and beyond, leaning toward neurosis, relationship dynamics and attraction to disaster. Wild animals confess their sins in Jim Trainor’s work-in-progress Harmony, […]

Dead Birds

Thursday, September 11, 2003, 8pm “When I walked away from watching Dead Birds I almost seemed to stagger inside myself.  Today I am still jarred by it and still trying to understand the guilty significance of what it tells us about ourselves.” (Robert Lowell) Highly acclaimed yet rarely screened outside of anthropology circles, Dead Birds […]

Anti-Space Suit: The Dirty Future

Thursday, September 4, 2003, 9:30pm Curators Ben Russell & Sabine Gruffat in person! UFO’s made of cotton fluff.  Cyber-diving rods.  Sad robots.  Cosmic floating beauty aids.  All of this is but a small bit of the detritus that litters our dirty future, a new reality of the always everyday.  Media artists Sabine Gruffat and Ben […]