October 26 – Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder: Tense Nature: The Changeover System with sound artist Brian Case

Known for performances that transform films into stunning sculptures of light, New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder return to Chicago with their latest live work. The piece unites the Gene Siskel Film Center’s two theaters by cycling the reels of one feature-length film through each of its four 35mm projectors. The artists introduce […]

On Andrew Lampert…

You lucky blog readers are in for another treat this week, with second year graduate Art History student Elizabeth Metcalfe’s musings on how Andrew Lampert as both a producer and a conservator questions, reconstructs and ultimately expands what we as an audience perceive the scope of Cinema to be.  The term curator derives from the […]

October 9 – Andrew Lampert: Tables Turned

Thursday, October 9th | Andrew Lampert in person! Artist, archivist, and curator Andrew Lampert is known for his mischievous live media performances and hilarious short films and videos, many of which cheekily turn “cinema” on its head. Lampert uses improvisation, unusual projector placement, and sets of game-like instructions to explore (and exploit) the dynamic relationships between projector, […]

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 […]

Laure Prouvost: Don’t Look Up

March 1, 6:00 p.m. | Introduction and post-screening discussion with Laure Prouvost via Skype! Laure Prouvost, Monolog (2009). Courtesy the artist and MOT International. The brilliantly anarchic videos of Laure Prouvost run wild with the rules of narrative and language. Prouvost’s fast-paced works often feature surreal tales jarringly interrupted by self-conscious text, unsettling imagery, or […]

STEINA!

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm | Steina Vasulka in person! Live performance! Image from Violin Power (Steina, 1974-78). Courtesy the artist. A major figure in the histories of video and electronic art, Steina Vasulka has continually expanded the possibilities of multimedia with her groundbreaking innovations.  Trained as a classical violinist in Iceland, Steina turned to […]

Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure

Thursday, April 14, 6:00 pm | Live performance! Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, and Olivia Block in person! Aberration of Light (Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, Olivia Block, 2010-11). Courtesy the artists. “Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder are creating some of the most innovative and engaging light works of the present time.” – Mark Webber, London Film […]

Botborg!

Thursday, April 7, 6:00 pm | Live performance! Joe Musgrove and Scott Sinclair in person! Principle 2 (Botborg, 2007). Courtesy the artists. As Botborg, Berlin/Brisbane-based artists and musicians Scott Sinclair and Joe Musgrove fuse and rewire raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-color synaesthesia. Using a complex array of custom electronics, audio […]

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 […]

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