Shuddhabrata Sengupta and the Raqs Media Collective

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 6pm Shuddhabrata Sengupta in person! Shuddhabrata Sengupta is a media-maker, writer, and one of the co-founders of the Raqs Media Collective, a group of artists working in new and old media, installations, video, sound, photography and text based in Delhi, India. Founded in 1991, their hybridized practice is both rooted in […]

Phil Collins: Videos 1999 – 2005

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 6pm | Phil Collins in person! el mundo no escuchará (2004). Image courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. UK photographer and video artist Phil Collins’ works are a savvy blend of politics and pop culture. Working in embattled regions around the globe-Belfast, Belgrade, Baghdad, Bogotá-he takes on mass media representations of these […]

Dan Sandin: 35 Years of Electronic Art

Thursday, March 9, 2006, 6pm Dan Sandin in person! Chicago artist Dan Sandin is one of the leading figures in the history of image-based electronic art. With the development of the Sandin Image Processor (I.P.), the University of Illinois’ Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL), and CAVE virtual reality theater, Sandin is a key figure in the […]

The Sharpest Point

Thursday, March 2, 2006, 6pm | Curators Chris Gehman and Steve Reinke in person! Jude Norris, Red Buffalo Skydive (2001). Image courtesy of Vtape. In celebration of the publication of SAIC faculty member Steve Reinke and Chris Gehman’s recent animation anthology, The Sharpest Point, tonight’s program spans the entirety of animation history, tracing subterranean cinematic […]



    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.