Islands and Sea in the Blood: Videos by Richard Fung

Thursday, September 22, 2005, 6pm Richard Fung in person! Video artist and educator Richard Fung is known for bringing criticism and activism to art. A Trinidad-born, Toronto-based video artist and cultural critic, Fung studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Toronto, where he runs the Centre for Independent Visual […]

Shelly Silver's World

Thursday, September 15, 2005, 6pm Shelly Silver in person! Acclaimed photographer and video artist Shelly Silver’s work has been exhibited the whole world over, and indeed a peripatetic existence is essential to her practice, which questions the myths and realities of cultural and national identity. Her work is simultaneously honest and fictional, beautiful and disturbing, […]

Urban Rural Wild: Chicagoland Gridded/Revised

Thursday, September 8, 2005, 8pm | Curator Tom Comerford in person! Kartemquin Films, Now We Live on Clifton (1974). Image courtesy of Kartemquin. These experimental and non-fiction films and videos, culled from different decades, all examine the urban landscape of Chicago, but each employs different tactics towards observing the landscape and the forces that transform […]

The Kids Are All Right & Beyond Disability: The Fe Fe Stories

Thursday, September 1, 2005, 6pm | Kerry Richardson, Mike Ervin, Salome Chasnoff & The Empowered Fe Fes in person! Kerry Richardson, The Kids Are All Right (2005). Image courtesy of the artist. Just in time for the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon, this program celebrates disability activism and activists, including former Jerry’s Kids, and […]

Burnt Oranges

Thursday, May 5, 2005, 8pm World premiere! Silvia Malagrino in person! Award winning artist and educator Silvia Malagrino’s career spans over the past 20 years. Conversations At The Edge is proud to present the world premiere of her new documentary, Burnt Oranges. Seeking to unravel the fabric of complex long-term effects and repercussions, personal and social, […]

Lo-Fi Landscapes: Pictures from the New World

Thursday, April 28, 2005, 8pm | Thomas Comerford and Bill Brown in person! Thomas Comerford, Land Marked/Marquette (2005). Image courtesy of the artist. Beloved filmmakers (and SAIC faculty and former faculty, respectively) Thomas Comerford and Bill Brown follow-up their 2002 Lo-Fi Landscapes Tour with a new program of films about the space of history and […]

Lipstick & Dynamite

Thursday, April 21, 2005, 8pm Ruth Leitman in person! Conversations at the Edge is delighted to present this special screening event with acclaimed documentary filmmaker and FVNM faculty member Ruth Leitman and the SAIC premiere of her celebrated documentary about “the Golden Gals of the Mat,” Lipstick & Dynamite. With the success of her former […]

The Animated World of Maureen Selwood

Thursday, April 14, 2005, 8pm Maureen Selwood in person! Revered contemporary animator Maureen Selwood uses distinctive meshes of live footage and hand drawing, blending image and text to create work that is praised for its joyous eroticism and buoyant wit. Tonight’s visual treats include: the experimental reconstructed found-footage narrative Mistaken Identity (2001); lost love humor […]

Activist Videos by Lina Hoshino

Thursday, April 7, 2005, 8:15pm Lina Hoshino in person! Lina Hoshino’s award-winning videos, which have screened around the world since 1993, deal directly with grassroots media and art activism. Tonight she shares a diverse group of documentary and animated shorts including: a commentary on Japanese cosmetic aspiration, Beauty and the Crease (1997); Story of Margo […]

Films by Jim Duesing

Thursday, March 31, 2005, 8pm | Jim Duesing in person! James Duesing, Tender Bodies (2003). Computer animator and video artist James Duesing’s work has been exhibited around the world in venues as diverse as Sundance, PBS, The Berlin Video Festival, MTV, Shanghai Animation Festival, Film Forum and the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art. Tonight […]

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