New Media Art by Art Jones

Thursday, October 26, 2001, 6pm 1990-2001, Art Jones, USA, ca 60 min, video Art Jones in person! An evening of film, video, CD-ROM, DVD, Internet… Art Jones has called himself a “media agnostic” and believes in a media practice that crosses the boundaries of form, genre, and discipline. There has never been a better time […]


A Peggy Ahwesh | John Akomfrah | Basma Alsharif | Thom Andersen | Nancy Andrews | Kenneth Anger | Eleanor Antin | Tatsu Aoki | Cory Arcangel | Ephraim Asili | Sven Augustijnen | LaTurbo Avedon B Craig Baldwin | Rosa Barba | Stephanie Barber | Lisa Barcy | Rebecca Baron |  Daniel Barrow | Yael Bartana | Melika Bass […]

October 22-Lorna Mills: Ways of Something

Thursday, October 22 | This week new media based artist Lorna Mills will join us for a screening and discussion!  Ways of Something is Lorna Mills’s astonishing update of John Berger’s seminal BBC program Ways of Seeing (1972). Featuring the work of 114 digital and web artists from around the world, the project consists of a series of […]


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 […]


Thursday, September 29, 6:00 pm | Laura Parnes in person! Image from Blood and Guts in High School (Laura Parnes, 2004-06). Courtesy the artist. Laura Parnes’s bracingly inventive, stylized films and videos operate at the intersection of narrative film and video art. This evening, Parnes will present her acclaimed feature, Blood and Guts in High […]

An Animated Valentine

Thursday, February 17, 2005, 8pm Curator Jim Trainor in person! In the afterglow of Valentine’s Day, or its aftermath, we present ten animated films to tickle your spirits, or further crush them. Love is the subject, and many are the splendors, from Chuck Jones’ interspecies tearjerker Feed the Kitty (1952) to the excruciating first date […]



    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.