Interview with Tirtza Even

Could you tell us a little bit about the piece you’ll be screening for Conversations at the Edge this fall? Natural Life is a project I began working on in the winter of 2011, a few months after I arrived to Chicago. The piece focuses on the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to life […]

November 14 – Tirtza Even: Natural Life

Thursday, November 14, 6 p.m. | Special preview screening | Tirtza Even in person!  For more than 15 years, video artist and documentary filmmaker Tirtza Even has created a body of work that addresses an array of complex social and political issues in Palestine, Turkey, Spain, Germany, and the US. She presents a special preview of her […]

November 7 – Now: The Body and the Screen

Thursday, November 7, 6 p.m. | Presented by curator Jennifer Chan Artists Janet Lin in person and Georges Jacotey present via Google Hangout! In video’s early days, artists explored the camera’s influence on the way we understand ourselves by mixing performance and the medium’s capacity for instantaneous playback. In a seminal example, Lynda Benglis directed, questioned, and […]

Interview with Jodie Mack

Could you tell us a little bit about the program you’ll be screening for Conversations at the Edge this fall? Sure. The formal description: Let Your Light Shine investigates the formal principles of abstract cinema while maturing an interest in found materials; evolving modes of production and labor; and the role of decoration in daily […]

October 31- Jodie Mack: Let Your Light Shine

Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. | Jodie Mack in person! Jodie Mack’s handmade films are vibrant examinations of the decorative detritus that accumulates around us. With cast-off bits of wrapping paper, calico fabrics, and magazine clippings, she crafts exquisite stroboscopic abstractions and poignant fables of the pitfalls of modern materiality. The SAIC alumna returns to Chicago with […]

Interview with Brett Kashmere

Could you tell us a little bit about the project you’ll be screening for Conversations at the Edge this fall? From Deep is a 90-minute experimental documentary about the game of basketball and its shifting place within 20th century American history and culture. It toggles between essay and mixtape, and draws its material from a wide […]

October 24 – Brett Kashmere: From Deep

Thursday, October 24, 6p.m. | Special preview screening | Brett Kashmere in person! Pittsburgh-based artist Brett Kashmere presents a special preview of From Deep, which looks at basketball and its profound role in American life—as an everyday street game played by millions around the country; a force in fashion, music, and mass media; and a platform for […]

Interview with Pablo Marín

Could you tell us a little bit about the program you’ll be screening for Conversations at the Edge this fall? How did you become interested in this subject matter? Ghost Anthology is part of a series of programs about Argentine experimental cinema that I’ve been working on for a couple of years. In a way […]

October 17 – Ghost Anthology: A History of Argentine Experimental Film

Thursday, October 17, 6pm | Curator Pablo Marín in person! Organized by Buenos Aires-based filmmaker and curator Pablo Marín, Ghost Anthology charts an eye-opening course through the last 40 years of Argentina’s rugged experimental film history, showcasing a collection of films rarely exhibited in the US. The movement exploded in the 1970s, just as the country came […]

October 10 – Kurt Hentschläger

Thursday, October 10, 6pm | Kurt Hentschläger in person! An evening with Chicago-based Austrian artist (and SAIC visiting faculty) Kurt Hentschläger whose work explores human perception through intricate, multi-sensorial environments and live, audiovisual performances. Renowned for his immersive installations, the majority of Hentschläger’s works are generated or orchestrated by computer, employing atmospheric and drone soundscapes, figurative visuals, and […]

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