Daylight Moon & the Sunset Strip: Recent Films by Lewis Klahr

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 6pm Lewis Klahr in person! Lewis Klahr is “one of the most evocative, accessible, and culturally aware experimental filmmakers alive and working.” (Michael Atkinson, Village Voice) For almost thirty years, Klahr has reconfigured the detritus of postwar America into skip-beat riffs and dreamy meditations on the deferred promises of consumer culture. […]

Light Years: The Films & Videos of Gunvor Nelson

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 6pm | Gunvor Nelson in person! Gunvor Nelson, Natural Features (1990). Image courtesy of the artist. One of the few women to emerge from San Francisco’s heady independent film scene of the 1960s, Swedish filmmaker Gunvor Nelson has produced one of the great bodies of work in experimental film. Her works […]

The Outer Ear Festival Of Sound: Frédéric Moffet & Jean Genet

Thursday, November 9, 2006, 6pm Frédéric Moffet in person! CATE and the Outer Ear Festival of Sound team up to present this special screening of Frédéric Moffet’s award-winning video, Jean Genet in Chicago (2006) and Genet’s only film, the queer masterpiece Un Chant d’Amour (1950). Completed at the Experimental Sound Studio (the organization that puts […]

The World of George Kuchar

Thursday, November 2, 2006, 8pm | George Kuchar in person! George Kuchar has been working with the moving image for nearly half a century. First, with his twin brother Mike, producing their ultra-low-budget underground versions of Hollywood genre films. And then, on his own, since the 1980s, creating brilliantly edited, hilarious, often diaristic tapes with […]

Anne McGuire: Videos

Thursday, November 2, 2006, 6pm Anne McGuire in person! Anne McGuire is a San Francisco-based video artist whose “private cabarets” expose the formal elements of another era’s media mannerisms and lay bare their cultural mores. Her works contain elements of impersonation and performance, personal exorcism and autobiography, wit and media critique. A survey of her […]



    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.