Chris Sullivan’s CONSUMING SPIRITS to kick off CATE’s Fall 2011 Season

Conversations at the Edge will kick off its 10-year anniversary season with a special preview screening of Chris Sullivan’s decade-in-the making animated feature, Consuming Spirits (2011) on Thursday, September 15. Additional highlights include appearances by Matthew Buckingham, Laura Parnes, Thomas Comerford, Lee Anne Schmitt, Bill Brown, Steina Vasulka, Rebecca Meyers, Luke Fowler, Nicolas Provost, Amar […]

Back in Feb 2012!

CATE’s Fall 2011 season closed November 17 with the films of Amar Kanwar.  Thanks for coming out and thank you to all of our guests — Chris Sullivan, Matthew Buckingham, Laura Parnes, Bill Brown, Lee Anne Schmitt, Steina Vasulka, Rebecca Meyers, Luke Fowler, Gregory Markopoulos, Nicolas Provost, and Amar Kanwar. Our Spring 2012 season will […]

CONSUMING SPIRITS

Thursday, September 15, 6:00 pm | Special preview screening! Chris Sullivan in person! Image from Consuming Spirits (Chris Sullivan, 2009). Image courtesy the artist. Chris Sullivan’s works are among “the most honest, potent, and thoughtful of all animated films.”–Chris Robinson, Unsung Heroes of Animation Over a decade in the making, Consuming Spirits (2011) is the […]

CATE’s 10-Year Anniversary Season Starts Sept. 15

The season line-up includes appearances by Chris Sullivan, Matthew Buckingham, Laura Parnes, Thomas Comerford, Lee Anne Schmitt, Bill Brown, Steina Vasulka, Rebecca Meyers, Luke Fowler, Nicolas Provost, Amar Kanwar. Check out our current season for full details! Image from THE SMILE (Amar Kanwar, 2007). Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

An Interview with Laura Heit

School of the Art Institute Animation Professor Chris Sullivan speaks with Laura Heit about her practice. Chris Sullivan: What options or answers does animation offer you that are different than other medium? Laura Heit: My work is visual first, and my background is drawing and printmaking—image making—so this is the way I think, the way […]

FEATURED ARTISTS

Peggy Ahwesh | John Akomfrah | Basma Alsharif | Thom Andersen | Nancy Andrews | Kenneth Anger | Eleanor Antin | Tatsu Aoki | Cory Arcangel | Sven Augustijnen | Craig Baldwin | Rosa Barba | Stephanie Barber | Lisa Barcy | Daniel Barrow | Yael Bartana | Robert Beavers | Adam K. Beckett | Hakim Belabbes | Zoe Beloff […]

PRESS

Projections, Portraits, and Picaresques: Works by Mary Helena Clark, Mariah Garnett, and Latham Zearfoss – April 23, 2015 Cine-File The Conversations at the Edge series at the Gene Siskel Film Center presentsProjections, Portraits, and Picaresques: Works by Mary Helena Clark, Mariah Garnett, and Latham Zearfoss on Thursday at 6pm, with Clark Garnett, and Zearfoss in […]

Codependence Some More! Contemporary Independent Animation

Thursday, September 18, 2003, 8pm James Duesing, Tender Bodies (2003). Animator and School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor Chris Sullivan has put together a collection of recent work by animators from Chicago and beyond, leaning toward neurosis, relationship dynamics and attraction to disaster. Wild animals confess their sins in Jim Trainor’s work-in-progress Harmony, […]

Myths, Legends and Lies

Thursday, October 24, 2002, 8pm 1925—2002, various directors, USA/Hungary, ca. 105 min, 16mm The mythic imagination runs amok in this program of a dozen animated and live-action films programmed by Jim Trainor, animator and professor of film at the School of the Art Institute.  Includes: Aristophanes on Broadway (1991, Zack Stiglicz), Daumë (2001, Ben Russell), […]