November 12-Martine Syms: The Unreliable Narrator

Thursday, November 12 | This week Los Angeles based ‘conceptual entrepreneur’ Martine Syms will join us for a screening and discussion!  The interdisciplinary work of Los Angeles–based “conceptual entrepreneur” Martine Syms (BFA 2007) takes shape through websites, essays, bibliographies, and videos to explore the ways individual and social identities are formed. Incisive and sharp, she has addressed Afrofuturism, […]

Special Preview: John Smith interviewed for Video Data Bank

A special preview of John Smith’s interview for Video Data Bank’s (VDB) ever growing On Art and Artists Collection, due for release late Spring 2015. In this interview excerpt Smith discusses, with VDB’s director Abina Manning, his film Shepherd’s Delight a film largely concerned with how context determines the reading of information. The Jarman Award winning artist presented his […]

October 16 – An Evening with John Smith

Thursday, October 16th | John Smith in person! In his playful and thought-provoking short films and videos, UK filmmaker John Smith explores the language of cinema and reflects on the image’s role in politics, war, and the global economy. The 2013 Jarman Award winner presents a selection from across his 40-year career, including the seminal The Girl Chewing […]

April 4 – Spin/Verso/Contour: An Evening with Hannes Schüpbach

Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m. | Hannes Schüpbach in person! The films of renowned Swiss artist Hannes Schüpbach are lyrical, often transcendent portraits of people, spaces, and everyday life. A painter, performance artist, and expert on textile art, Schüpbach weaves together light, gesture, and a keen attentiveness to the material world into meticulously structured compositions. His films, […]

George Kuchar: HotSpell

Thursday, February 23, 6:00 p.m. | Introduced by Abina Manning, Executive Director of the Video Data Bank George Kuchar, HotSpell (2011). Courtesy the Video Data Bank. “Desire and death are in the air, along with some aromatic wisps of ethnic edibles, so be sure to sniff it all.” —George Kuchar George Kuchar became a legend […]

Rose Lowder’s Bouquets

Thursday, February 17, 6:00 pm | Rose Lowder in person! Bouquets 25-27 (Rose Lowder, 2002-03). Courtesy the artist and Light Cone, Paris. Brimming with vibrant images of blossoms, orchards, insects, and grasses, the works of celebrated French filmmaker Rose Lowder literally buzz with life. For over thirty years, she has crafted a body of stunning […]

Luis Gispert: Hyperreal

Thursday, October 21, 6 p.m. | Luis Gispert in person! Réne (Luis Gispert, 2008). Image courtesy the artist. In his dramatic photographic tableaux, sculptures, video vignettes, and short films, Miami-New York-based artist and SAIC alumnus Luis Gispert (BFA ’96) mashes up consumerist pop culture and narco-nouveau riche ‘80s aesthetics with Freudian nightmares and socio-economic provocation. […]

Eleanore & the Timekeeper kicks off our fall season on Sept. 16!

Thursday, September 16, 6 p.m. | Danièle Wilmouth in person! Still from “Eleanore & the Timekeeper” (Danièle Wilmouth, 2010). Image courtesy the artist. Best known for her striking performance films, award-winning Chicago filmmaker and SAIC faculty member Danièle Wilmouth’s first feature is an intimate portrait of the complex bond between her aging grandmother and developmentally […]

Thomas Comerford’s “The Indian Boundary Line” return engagement Thursday, April 22

Still from “The Indian Boundary Line” (Thomas Comerford, 2010). Courtesy the artist. In case you missed the sold-out screening of our season opener, Thomas Comerford’s The Indian Boundary Line, the first time around, the film returns to the Gene Siskel Film Center for an encore engagement this coming Thursday, April 22 at 6pm. Find more […]

NAOMI UMAN: THE UKRAINIAN TIME MACHINE

Thursday, March 25, 6pm | Naomi Uman in person! Still from “Unnamed Film” (Naomi Uman, 2008), part of the Ukrainian Time Machine, 2008. Courtesy the artist. In 2006, experimental filmmaker Naomi Uman retraced her great grandparents’ emigration from Eastern Europe in reverse, settling in the tiny village of Legedzine, Ukraine, where she still lives today. […]

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