Confessions of a Sociopath: Recent Work by Joe Gibbons

Thursday, February 23, 2006, 6pm | Joe Gibbons in person! Joe Gibbons, Confessions of a Sociopath Part 1 (2001-06). Image courtesy of the artist. Joe Gibbons’ dry humor comes across in obsessive rants that scrape the bottom of a monomaniacal mind, spilling forth with fantasies of power, destruction, and death. In this selection of recent […]

A Heart and Other Small Shapes: Jennifer Reeder Videos 1995 – 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006, 6pm Jennifer Reeder in person! Eleven years ago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago alum Jennifer Reeder took the art world by storm with her riot grrl super hero White Trash Girl. Since then, she has continued to mine the charged landscape of the profane with sublime portraits of adolescence, […]

Of a Feather

Thursday, February 9, 2006, 6pm Curator Cecelia Condit in person! A bright spot in the long months before spring’s winged migration, curators Cecelia Condit and Carl Bogner have collected bird films and videos from around the globe in a program at once swooping and earthbound, caged and wild. Works include: The Canaries (1968, Jerome Hill); […]

Soft Science

Thursday, February 2, 2006, 6pm Curator Rachel Mayeri in person! Some of the most astonishing art projects exist behind laboratory doors. This collection of video-curiosities, curated by filmmaker Rachel Mayeri, brings together work by artists and scientists in experiments with ebullient nanogears, tethered flies, and the ever-elusive idea of Reason. It Did It (2000, Peter […]



    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.