April 24 – Basma Alsharif: Doppelgänging

Thursday, April 24 | Basma Alsharif in person! Basma Alsharif’s sharp, seductive films have often been informed by Palestine’s history, its contemporary political situation, and the conflicted experiences of those who call it home (whether or not they live there). She returns to CATE with a collection of recent films that explore bilocation—the act of being in multiple places […]

An Interview with Basma Alsharif and Tirtza Even by Susan Mamoun

Basma Alsharif, The Story of Milk and Honey (2011) Feburary 9, 2012 Susan Mamoun in conversation with Basma Alsharif and Tirtza Even on the occasion of the screening “We Began by Measuring Distance,” a program of works reflecting on home and distance by women from or connected to Palestine, curated by Tirtza Even. Susan: Where […]

ARTISTS & CURATORS

A Peggy Ahwesh | John Akomfrah | Basma Alsharif | Thom Andersen | Nancy Andrews | Kenneth Anger | Eleanor Antin | Tatsu Aoki | Cory Arcangel | Ephraim Asili | Sven Augustijnen | LaTurbo Avedon B Craig Baldwin | Rosa Barba | Stephanie Barber | Lisa Barcy | Rebecca Baron |  Daniel Barrow | Yael Bartana | Melika Bass […]

CATE Spring 2014 Season

We are thrilled to announce the Spring 2014 Season of Conversations at the Edge (CATE).  This season will be opening with a multimedia talk on the “Genealogies of the New Aesthetic” by Christiane Paul on March 27th Also lined up this season is Sven Augustijnen‘s Spectres (4/3) a film essay that presents a controversial view […]

We Began By Measuring Distance

Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. | Basma Alsharif in person! Introduced by Tirtza Even! Basma al-Sharif, We Began By Measuring Distance (2009). Courtesy the artist. “We Began By Measuring Distance”  reflects on intrinsic and imposed distances—physical, logistical, and psychological—represented in works by women filmmakers from or connected to Palestine, including Jumana Emil Abboud, Basma Alsharif, […]

CATE Starts Feb 9

CATE returns to the big screen on February 9! Join us for the second half of our ten-year anniversary bash. We’re bringing in ten artists and curators over ten weeks, including Tirtza Even, Basma Alsharif, Steve Anker, Abina Manning, Laure Prouvost, Tomonari Nishikawa, Sara Ludy, Brent Green, Yvonne Rainer, and James Benning! Visit our Current […]

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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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