An Interview with Laura Heit

School of the Art Institute Animation Professor Chris Sullivan speaks with Laura Heit about her practice. Chris Sullivan: What options or answers does animation offer you that are different than other medium? Laura Heit: My work is visual first, and my background is drawing and printmaking—image making—so this is the way I think, the way […]

LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY

Thursday, December 10, 6pm | Ben Russell in person! Ben Russell, Let Each One Go Where He May (2009). Image courtesy of the artist. Fresh from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chicago-based filmmaker and SAIC alumnus Ben Russell’s stunning feature debut is an epic road movie that draws from documentary and […]

An Interview with Joost Rekveld

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s F Newsmagazine sits down with Joost Rekveld, Dutch filmmaker and current head of the ArtScience Interfaculty in The Hague. Read the full story in the October edition of F News. Joost Rekveld, #23.2 Book of Mirrors, 2007. F News: In terms of the film work, who would […]

NEW NIPPON: CONTEMPORARY FILM & VIDEO FROM JAPAN

Thursday, December 3, 6pm Akino Kondoh, “Ladybirds’ Requiem,” 2005-6. Courtesy the Artist and Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo. In a nation that is geographically isolated yet always looking outward, rooted in ancient tradition while existing at the forefront of technological innovation, the complexion of contemporary Japanese moving image is like no other. This evening’s program brings […]

Intelligent Wounds: An Interview with Mike Hoolboom by Abina Manning

Mike Hoolboom at work. Courtesy the artist. Abina Manning: In October, 2009, you were in Chicago for Conversations at the Edge and showed your latest feature, Mark (2009, 70 minutes).  Can you tell us a little about it and your process of making it? Mike Hoolboom: Mark is a portrait of my friend and former […]

LOOK FOR ME: ANIMATED FILMS BY LAURA HEIT

Thursday, November 19, 6pm | Laura Heit in person! Image: Laura Heit, The Matchbox Shows (1999-current). Image courtesy of the artist. Poignant and smart, the animated films of puppet artist and SAIC alumnus Laura Heit employ stop-motion, live action puppetry, hand-drawing, and computer animation. Heit is the co-director of the Experimental Animation department at CalArts […]

VARIABLE AREA: HEARING AND SEEING SOUND, 1966–78

Thursday, November 12, 6pm | Art Lange, Guillermo Gregorio and Brian Labycz in person! Still from The Gypsy Cried (Chris Langdon, 1972). Courtesy the artist. Experimental Sound Studio’s Outer Ear Festival of Sound and CATE team up once again to present a program of films that investigate the visual and aural possibilities of 16mm optical […]

ALL TOGETHER NOW: VIDEOS BY HARRY DODGE & STANYA KAHN

Thursday, November 5, 6pm | Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn in person! Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, “Can’t Swallow It, Can’t Spit it Out” (2006). Image courtesy of Elizabeth Dee Gallery. With a biting yet surprisingly tender wit, Los Angeles performance and video artists Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn couch social critique in bizarre, hilarious, […]

Interview with Daniel Eisenberg on Johan van der Keuken's THE WAY SOUTH (1981)

On the occasion of this Thursday’s forthcoming screening of Johan van der Keuken’s The Way South, CATE interviewed SAIC Film, Video, and New Media Professor Daniel Eisenberg, who will be introducing the film, and who himself is deeply influenced by van der Keuken’s work. Still from Johan van der Keuken’s “The Way South” courtesy of […]

THE WAY SOUTH

Thursday, October 29, 6pm | SAIC Professor Daniel Eisenberg in person! Image: Johan van der Keuken, “The Way South” (1981). Image courtesy of Idéale Audience International. Prolific Dutch documentarian, author, and photographer Johan van der Keuken produced 55 films and nine books over the course of his career. Influenced by Dutch realist photographers, existential and […]

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