Nema Problema

Thursday, September 25, 2003, 8pm Susana Foxley in person! In conjunction with the Film Center’s “Pinochet and Beyond: Contemporary Chilean Documentary” series, Conversations at the Edge is proud to present this poignant clash-of-cultures study, presented by co-director Susana Foxley.  Nema Problema (the title is Serbian) traces the lives of 26 refugees from the Balkans War […]

Codependence Some More! Contemporary Independent Animation

Thursday, September 18, 2003, 8pm James Duesing, Tender Bodies (2003). Animator and School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor Chris Sullivan has put together a collection of recent work by animators from Chicago and beyond, leaning toward neurosis, relationship dynamics and attraction to disaster. Wild animals confess their sins in Jim Trainor’s work-in-progress Harmony, […]

Dead Birds

Thursday, September 11, 2003, 8pm “When I walked away from watching Dead Birds I almost seemed to stagger inside myself.  Today I am still jarred by it and still trying to understand the guilty significance of what it tells us about ourselves.” (Robert Lowell) Highly acclaimed yet rarely screened outside of anthropology circles, Dead Birds […]

Anti-Space Suit: The Dirty Future

Thursday, September 4, 2003, 9:30pm Curators Ben Russell & Sabine Gruffat in person! UFO’s made of cotton fluff.  Cyber-diving rods.  Sad robots.  Cosmic floating beauty aids.  All of this is but a small bit of the detritus that litters our dirty future, a new reality of the always everyday.  Media artists Sabine Gruffat and Ben […]

A Body Owner’s Manual: Work by Frédéric Moffet & Daniéle Wilmouth

Thursday, May 8, 2003, 8pm Frédéric Moffet & Daniéle Wilmouth in person! For those of us who need such lessons, Department of Film, Video, and New Media faculty members Frédéric Moffet & Daniéle Wilmouth present five short works that provide technical instruction on the vast possible uses of the human body.  Lesson #1: Movement, Myth […]

Edward Rankus: Selected Works

Thursday, May 1, 2003, 8pm Edward Rankus in person! Internationally recognized video artist and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Video, and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Edward Rankus will present a selection from his award-winning work, including: the premiere of Go Fall Apart (2003), an erotic […]

The Servant’s Shirt (Nankar Ki Kameez)

Thursday, April 24, 2003, 8pm Mani Kaul in person! Artist-in-Residence Mani Kaul’s third program in our spring Conversations at the Edge series is his deeply compassionate exploration of social issues confronting ordinary Indians, The Servant’s Shirt.  In a small Indian town in the early 1960’s, a young, lower caste couple – Santu and his wife […]

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.  […]

Recent Work by Donigan Cumming

Thursday, April 10, 2003, 8pm Donigan Cumming in person! Essentially documentary in nature, Donigan Cumming’s work incorporates photography, sound, video and installation.  His work is routinely unsettling and wrought with unexpected turns and complex characters.  Cumming has succeeded in establishing a documentary method that breaks away from the illusion of objectivity.  In the words of […]

The Creators of the Shopping Worlds (Die Schöpfer Der Einkaufswelten)

Thursday, April 3, 2003, 8pm Harun Farocki in person! Provocative, political and poignant, acclaimed German filmmaker Harun Farocki has made over 90 films since 1966, in addition to numerous writings, installations and teaching positions around the world.  Conversations at the Edge is honored to present the Chicago premiere of Farocki’s latest feature. In this new […]

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