National Philistine: Videos by Paul Chan

Thursday, March 18, 2004, 8pm | Paul Chan in person! A wry political sensibility informs the work of Paul Chan, a New York-based video and installation artist who returns to Chicago to present three recent works. These include an astonishing new piece shot in Iraq, made while Chan was a member of the Chicago-based, Nobel […]

Interview with Christiane Paul

Curator and academic Christiane Paul sat down with CATE Program Assistant George William Price to discuss her research and curatorial practice centered around New Media.  Paul presented a multimedia talk “Genealogies of the New Aesthetic” at CATE on March 27, 2014.   Christiane Paul (b. 1961, Attendorn, Germany) is Associate Professor at the School of Media Studies, […]

The Animated Paul Bush

Thursday, September 29, 2005, 6pm Paul Bush in person! UK-based artist Paul Bush is an award-winning experimental filmmaker whose life changed when he discovered animation in the early 1990’s. “Within the animation community there was an understanding of a purely visual language, not one borrowed from the theatre (as in drama) or journalism (as in […]

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Projections, Portraits, and Picaresques: Works by Mary Helena Clark, Mariah Garnett, and Latham Zearfoss – April 23, 2015 Cine-File The Conversations at the Edge series at the Gene Siskel Film Center presentsProjections, Portraits, and Picaresques: Works by Mary Helena Clark, Mariah Garnett, and Latham Zearfoss on Thursday at 6pm, with Clark Garnett, and Zearfoss in […]

On Against Ethnography

We are excited to present Against Ethnography, a program of contemporary videos from Latin America which charts the limits of communication between indigenous and non-indigenous worlds. Curated by film scholar Federico Windhausen, this program was originally put together as part of a larger series for the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival titled El Pueblo: Searching for Contemporary Latin America. To […]

On Lorna Mills

Tomorrow Lorna Mills will join us for a screening and discussion with artists featured in Ways of Something, a four-part update of John Berger’s BBC documentary Ways of Seeing!  I’m excited to welcome SAIC undergraduate Paula Pinho Martins Nacif to blog about Mills and her work. Nacif perceptively analyzes Mills’s ambitious series as a whole and sheds light on […]

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 […]

October 3 – Erin Cosgrove: What Manner of Person Art Thou?

Thursday, October 3, 6pm | Erin Cosgrove in person! Los Angeles–based artist, animator, and author Erin Cosgrove mixes pop culture and a range of historical references—Fabio, the Baader-Meinhof gang, America’s founding fathers, Bible fan fiction—to offer dark and often wickedly funny critiques of contemporary political culture, particularly the role of history and religion. Cosgrove screens her 2008 […]

March 7 – REMIX-IT-RIGHT: Rediscoveries in the Phil Morton Archive

Thursday, March 7, 8 p.m. | Program introduced by curator Jon Cates. Artists in person! Chicago video pioneer Phil Morton (1945-2003) anticipated remix in his genre-defying individual and collaborative projects that share characteristics with what we now call “New Media” today. Radically open, committed to process, collaborative, contentious, and charismatic; Morton embodied what he dubbed […]

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