Interview with Jodie Mack

Could you tell us a little bit about the program you’ll be screening for Conversations at the Edge this fall? Sure. The formal description: Let Your Light Shine investigates the formal principles of abstract cinema while maturing an interest in found materials; evolving modes of production and labor; and the role of decoration in daily […]

October 31- Jodie Mack: Let Your Light Shine

Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. | Jodie Mack in person! Jodie Mack’s handmade films are vibrant examinations of the decorative detritus that accumulates around us. With cast-off bits of wrapping paper, calico fabrics, and magazine clippings, she crafts exquisite stroboscopic abstractions and poignant fables of the pitfalls of modern materiality. The SAIC alumna returns to Chicago with […]


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 […]

CATE Fall 2013 Season Starts Sept 19!

Conversations at the Edge kicks off its Fall 2013 season with pioneering Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevas on September 19! Other highlights this season include a rare live performance by filmmaker Takahiko Iimura and Japanese sound artist Tomomi Adachi (9/26); an appearance by LA-based artist Erin Cosgrove with an epic animated feature (10/3); a peek […]

CameraLESS Films / Movies without Cameras

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 6pm | Curator Jodie Mack in person! Thorsten Fleisch, Kosmos (2004). Image courtesy of the artist. For over one hundred years, filmmakers have found ways to emancipate themselves from advanced photographic processes and make films without cameras—by drawing, painting, scratching, or adhering figures and objects directly onto filmstrips. Whether produced meticulously […]

SAIC Film, Video & New Media Department Year-End Show

Thursday, May 3, 2007, 6pm Tonight’s program is a cinematic toast to the semester’s end with a cross-section of current work by students in the department of Film, Video & New Media. All Stars Jodie Mack, 2006, 0:24 min, 16mm Colored acetate + star punch + tape = this mini-movie. (JM) Bird Song Trilogy, Part […]



    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.