The Memo Book: The Films and Videos of Matthias Müller

Thursday, April 27, 2006, 6pm Curator Stefanie Schulte Strathaus in person! “Müller’s deeply felt and elegantly constructed work marks him as one of the most important filmmakers of his generation.” (Mike Hoolboom) Matthias Müller’s work can be read as the unwritten history of German experimental film. At once moving and smart, his lush, image-rich films […]

The Time We Killed

Thursday, April 20, 2006, 6pm Jennifer Reeves in person! Set in the unhinged months that stretched from 9-11 to the invasion of Iraq, Jennifer Reeves’ award-winning feature debut achieves a quiet power through rough-edged, handcrafted means. Best known as an accomplished abstract filmmaker, Reeves wrings bitter truth, confused paranoia, and impotent rage from those days, […]

Image x Sound: The Short Films of Tatsu Aoki

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 6pm Tatsu Aoki in person! In celebration of acclaimed Chicago musician and filmmaker (and School of the Art Institute of Chicago faculty member) Tatsu Aoki’s 25th year making films, CATE and the 11th Annual Chicago Asian American Showcase present a two-part retrospective of his extraordinary short diary films. Aoki began keeping […]

Media City: Films and Videos from Media City 2006

Thursday, April 6, 2006, 6pm Curator David Dinnell in person! In the last twelve years, Media City has become one of the premiere festivals for experimental film and video art in North America. Staged each February in Windsor, the fest is renowned for its smart and cosmopolitan programming (videos from the Brazilian underground follow those […]



    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.