GREGORY MARKOPOULOS: ENIAIOS II

Thursday, November 3, 6:00 pm | Archival print! Introduced by film historian Bruce Jenkins and followed by audience Q&A with Jenkins and avant-garde film scholar P. Adams Sitney (who will join us via Skype). Image from ENIAIOS II (Gregory Markopoulos, 1949-1991). Courtesy the Temenos Archive and the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna. Remembered as the “supreme […]

LUKE FOWLER: A GRAMMAR FOR LISTENING

Thursday, October 27, 6:00 pm | Luke Fowler in person! Image from ANNA (TENEMENT FILMS) (Luke Fowler, 2009). Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd. How one sees the world and how one hears it are the indelible questions underlying Luke Fowler’s startling, vibrant films. The award-winning Glasgow-based artist often collaborates with musicians […]

REBECCA MEYERS: BLUE MANTLE

Thursday, October 20, 6:00 pm | Rebecca Meyers in person! Image from blue mantle (Rebecca Meyers, 2010). Courtesy the artist. In her nimble, intimately-observed films, Cambridge-based filmmaker Rebecca Meyers illuminates the uncanny and exquisite in the everyday. lions and tigers and bears (2006) seeks out urban wildlife–from spiders and pigeons to bronze lions and chrome-plated […]

STEINA!

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm | Steina Vasulka in person! Live performance! Image from Violin Power (Steina, 1974-78). Courtesy the artist. A major figure in the histories of video and electronic art, Steina Vasulka has continually expanded the possibilities of multimedia with her groundbreaking innovations.  Trained as a classical violinist in Iceland, Steina turned to […]

LANDSCAPE AS ARCHIVE

Thursday, October 6, 6:00 pm | Filmmakers Bill Brown and Lee Anne Schmitt in person! Image from Bowers Cave (Lee Lynch and Lee Anne Schmitt, 2010). Image courtesy the artists. In recent years, a number of artists have turned to the landscape itself–using everything from iPhone apps to walking tours–to examine the ways in which […]

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    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.



     

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