On Dana Levy

This week we are thrilled to welcome New York-based artist Dana Levy! We have chosen to show an interview with Levy that was published by BOMB Magazine. In this insightful interview, Levy sits down with New York curator and critic Naomi Lev where they discuss Levy’s practice in great depth.  NL Let’s go back some more, to 2008, to Silent […]


Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm | Amar Kanwar in person! Image from THE SMILE (Amar Kanwar, 2007). Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York. Amar Kanwar’s films and installations offer incisive and meditative explorations of the political, social, economic, and ecological conditions of the Indian subcontinent. They are also formally inventive, synthesizing documentary, […]

Interview with Golan Levin by jonCates (2003)

Following Golan Levin’s September 17 appearance at CATE, we present you with an excerpt of an interview conducted by SAIC Assistant Professor of Film, Video, and New Media, jonCates, in 2003. This interview was done as part of Cates’s Critical Artware project. Double-Taker (Snout), Interactive Robot from Golan Levin on Vimeo. jonCates: Have the histories […]

Golan Levin this Thursday, September 17!

September 17, 2009, 6pm | Golan Levin in person! Golan Levin, Opto-Isolator (2007). Image courtesy of the artist. Whimsical, provocative, and sublime, the work of new media artist Golan Levin explores the possibilities of code, screens, interactivity, and our relationship with machines. Levin creates collaborative digital systems, resulting in performances like Dialtones (A Telesymphony) (2001), […]

Omer Fast: Recent Works

Thursday, October 23, 6pm | Omer Fast in person! Omer Fast, The Casting (2007). Image courtesy of the artist. The provocative, whip-smart work of Berlin-based artist Omer Fast is garnering international acclaim, and with good reason. Showcasing an incisive eye, sharp technique and keen wit, Fast’s videos and installations of funeral directors, Colonial Williamsburg re-enactors, […]


Thursday, February 7, 2008, 6pm | Franziska Lamprecht & Hajoe Moderegger in person! eteam, 1.1 Acre Flat Screen (2002). Image courtesy of the artists. Since 2002, the German-born, New York-based duo eteam (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger) has undertaken a series of witty land-use experiments on small tracts of land purchased through eBay in the […]

Phil Collins: Videos 1999 – 2005

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 6pm | Phil Collins in person! el mundo no escuchará (2004). Image courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. UK photographer and video artist Phil Collins’ works are a savvy blend of politics and pop culture. Working in embattled regions around the globe-Belfast, Belgrade, Baghdad, Bogotá-he takes on mass media representations of these […]



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    CATE is organized by SAIC's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and SAIC's Video Data Bank, Conversations at the Edge is a dynamic weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.


    Programs take place Thursdays at 6pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State / Chicago, IL / 312.846.2600), unless otherwise noted.