Bad Ideas for Paradise: Videos by Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

Thursday, November 20, 2003, 8pm Something funny is going on in the world of Duke and Battersby, the Canadian video artists who put themselves at the center of their collage-like explorations, which, nevertheless, are only marginally autobiographical.  Speaking shifty aphorisms, singing doleful folksongs and mingling with psycho-babbling and straight-talking cartoon animals, this self-described “sexually compatible […]

Hyperfictions: Film and Video Work by Abigail Child

Thursday, November 13, 2003, 8pm Abigail Child in person! Among the most accomplished filmmakers of the contemporary American avant-garde, Abigail Child has created a body of films and video known as much for their formal rigor as for the challenging subjects she explores.  Deeply committed to the continuing possibilities of the art of cine-montage, Child […]

old skool revolutionaries

Thursday, November 6, 2003, 8:15pm First in the United States to offer BA and MFA degrees in Video Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has a critically important place in the history of this vital medium.  SAIC instructor and digital systems specialist jonCates has delved into the School’s archive of seminal video […]