The Animated Paul Bush

Thursday, September 29, 2005, 6pm Paul Bush in person! UK-based artist Paul Bush is an award-winning experimental filmmaker whose life changed when he discovered animation in the early 1990’s. “Within the animation community there was an understanding of a purely visual language, not one borrowed from the theatre (as in drama) or journalism (as in […]

Islands and Sea in the Blood: Videos by Richard Fung

Thursday, September 22, 2005, 6pm Richard Fung in person! Video artist and educator Richard Fung is known for bringing criticism and activism to art. A Trinidad-born, Toronto-based video artist and cultural critic, Fung studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Toronto, where he runs the Centre for Independent Visual […]

Shelly Silver's World

Thursday, September 15, 2005, 6pm Shelly Silver in person! Acclaimed photographer and video artist Shelly Silver’s work has been exhibited the whole world over, and indeed a peripatetic existence is essential to her practice, which questions the myths and realities of cultural and national identity. Her work is simultaneously honest and fictional, beautiful and disturbing, […]

Urban Rural Wild: Chicagoland Gridded/Revised

Thursday, September 8, 2005, 8pm | Curator Tom Comerford in person! Kartemquin Films, Now We Live on Clifton (1974). Image courtesy of Kartemquin. These experimental and non-fiction films and videos, culled from different decades, all examine the urban landscape of Chicago, but each employs different tactics towards observing the landscape and the forces that transform […]

The Kids Are All Right & Beyond Disability: The Fe Fe Stories

Thursday, September 1, 2005, 6pm | Kerry Richardson, Mike Ervin, Salome Chasnoff & The Empowered Fe Fes in person! Kerry Richardson, The Kids Are All Right (2005). Image courtesy of the artist. Just in time for the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon, this program celebrates disability activism and activists, including former Jerry’s Kids, and […]



    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.