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 […]

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 […]

More Details on Hollis Frampton's SOLARIUMAGELANI and Book Signing

Images from Frampton’s Solarumagelani. Program Details Summer Solstice (Solariumagelani) (1974, 16mm, color, silent, 32 min.) “…the operations that dislocate a film like Summer Solstice–I hope irreparably–from being a movie about the locomotion and eating habits of cows, a dairy farm document, or what have you, are finally of a whole lot less concern to me […]

Hollis Frampton: SOLARIUMAGELANI

Thursday, October 15, 6pm | Frampton scholar Bruce Jenkins in person! Image: Hollis Frampton filming Winter Solstice. Image courtesy of Anthology Film Archives. Filmmaker, photographer, and theorist Hollis Frampton (1936–84) is a major figure in the American avant-garde. Ambitious in scope, his films wittily engage with philosophy, mathematics, and science. CATE presents a rare screening […]

VISION IN MOTION: FILMMAKING AT THE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, 1944-70

Thursday, October 1, 2009 and Friday, October 2, 2009 at 6pm Guests in person! Image: László Moholy-Nagy & ID students, Design Workshops (1944). “The illiterates of the future,” the pioneering Hungarian artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy once famously proclaimed, “will be ignorant of the camera and pen alike.” Founded in Chicago in 1937 and modeled […]

Chick Strand: SOFT FICTION

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 6pm Chick Strand, circa 1970. Photo by Neon Park. Celebrated West Coast filmmaker Chick Strand passed away this past summer, leaving behind a body of sensual and smart work significant for its radical exploration of the space between documentary and poetry, truth and fiction, and the politics and pleasure of representation. […]

The Films of Bruce Conner

Thursday, April 16 & Friday, April 17, 6pm | Guests in person! Bruce Conner, A Movie (1958). Image courtesy of the Conner Family Trust. Explosive, elegiac, and ecstatic, the films of Bruce Conner (1933-2008) have had an enormous impact on film and pop culture, echoing through the rhythms of MTV, on-line remixes, and the use […]

Letters, Notes: Films by David Gatten

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 6pm | David Gatten in person! David Gatten, The Great Art of Knowing (2004). Image courtesy of the artist. “Influenced equally by Stan Brakhage and Ludwig Wittgenstein.”—Ed Halter, Village Voice For more than ten years, filmmaker and SAIC alum David Gatten’s serenely beautiful handmade films have employed experimental techniques—cellophane tape ink […]

Carolee Schneemann: Film & Performance

Thursday, November 6, 6pm | Carolee Schneemann in person! Since the early 1960s, legendary multimedia artist Carolee Schneemann has blazed a groundbreaking, taboo-busting path through the art world. Expressive, exuberant and intelligent, her work ranges from hand-made diary films and politically charged performances to painting, poetry, and installation, all the while exploring and overturning preconceived […]

Semiconductor

Thursday, October 30, 6pm | Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt in person! Semiconductor, Magnetic Movie (2007). Image courtesy of the artists. UK artist-duo Semiconductor’s stunning digital animations render our physical world in a constant state of flux. Since 1999, Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt have used digital technologies to create what The Wire calls “experimental meta-science […]

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    Conversations at the Edge is a weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.

     

    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.



     

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