On Jenny Perlin

This week, we are excited to welcome graduate student, Julia Sharpe, to write for us! In her essay, Sharpe reflects on Jenny Perlin’s The Perlin Papers, an unsettling exploration of the United States’ culture of paranoia during the Cold War.  Jenny Perlin’s The Perlin Papers is an archive at Columbia University of declassified FBI documents on […]

Jenny Perlin: The Perlin Papers – Thursday, October 6

The 1953 execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg—US citizens accused of spying for the Soviet Union—haunts The Perlin Papers, Jenny Perlin’s (MFA 1998) unsettling exploration of the United States’ culture of paranoia during the Cold War. Produced as a cycle of eight films, the project draws from an archive of FBI files kept on hundreds […]

Announcing Fall 2016

We’re thrilled to announce Conversations at the Edge’s fall 2016 season! Guests include Sally Cruikshank, Jenny Perlin, Sara Magenheimer, Nicolás Pereda, Paul Kos, Jacolby Satterwhite, Brett Story, curator Lindsay Howard, and the group Text of Light (Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht, and Tim Barnes) performing alongside films by László Moholy-Nagy. Check out full season details here.

Fall 2016 Sneak Peek

We’re thrilled to announce that our fall 2016 season kicks off September 29 with an appearance by legendary independent animator Sally Cruikshank! Additional highlights include appearances by artists Jenny Perlin, Nicolás Pereda, and Jacolby Satterwhite, among many others. Watch for our full season line-up next week!


Peggy Ahwesh | John Akomfrah | Basma Alsharif | Thom Andersen | Nancy Andrews | Kenneth Anger | Eleanor Antin | Tatsu Aoki | Cory Arcangel | Sven Augustijnen | Craig Baldwin | Rosa Barba | Stephanie Barber | Lisa Barcy | Daniel Barrow | Yael Bartana | Robert Beavers | Adam K. Beckett | Hakim Belabbes | Zoe Beloff […]

Still/Here and Perseverance and How to Develop It

Thursday, April 17, 2003, 8pm STILL/HERE 2000, Chris Harris, USA, 60 min, 16mm and PERSEVERANCE AND HOW TO DEVELOP IT 2002, Jenny Perlin, USA, 14 min, 16mm Directors in person! The Department of Film, Video & New Media is pleased to welcome back alumni Chris Harris and Jenny Perlin to present their most recent films.  […]