(Very) Short Films By Kevin Everson

Thursday, October 16, 2003, 8pm Kevin Everson in person! The relentlessness of everyday life, as well as its beauty, is the subject of Kevin Everson’s twenty-odd short films made over the past eight years.  Focusing on working-class African-Americans, these brief, intense works are fictional, but mimic documentary in their naturalism and attention to the material […]

ARTISTS & CURATORS

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 […]

On Ephraim Asili

We are delighted to welcome Zach Vanes of the Video Data Bank to write for us. In this essay, Vanes discusses The Diaspora Suite, a series of films on the African diaspora by Video Data Bank artist Ephraim Asili. Screening this week at Conversations at the Edge, these films bring together archival research and Asili’s travels to chart […]

Erie

Thursday, November 11, 6 p.m. | Kevin Jerome Everson in person! Over the past thirteen years, Kevin Jerome Everson has crafted an exquisite—and prodigious—body of work on the working-class culture of African-Americans and people of African descent.  Combining documentary and fiction, Everson’s nearly 70 shorts and four features center on everyday tasks and gestures to […]

CATE Returns Sept 16

Conversations at the Edge returns Thursday, September 16 with the world premiere of Danièle Wilmouth’s Eleanore & the Timekeeper. Additional highlights include appearances by Kent Lambert and Jesse McLean, Rosa Menkman, Bruce Bickford, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Luis Gispert, Alina Rudnitskaya, Kevin Jerome Everson, Daniel Eisenberg and programs highlighting recent video from China and reenactment in media […]

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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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