Kent Lambert & Jesse McLean interview each other

On the eve of tomorrow’s program, Have to Believe We Are Magic: Videos by Kent Lambert and Jesse McLean, the artists interviewed each other. Here is the exclusive transcript. Kent Lambert:  Ready when you are! Jesse McLean‪: ‬ ‪Ready!‬ ‪KL: ‬ ‪Do you have questions prepared?‬ Or should we have more of a casual conversation at the […]

Kent Lambert & Jesse McLean Sept. 23!

Still from Security Anthem (Kent Lambert, 2003). Image courtesy the artist. Haunting and hilarious by turns, the videos of Chicago artists Kent Lambert and Jesse McLean remix the banal debris of television culture into striking meditations on our highly mediated public sphere. In works like Security Anthem (2003), Hymn of Reckoning (2006), and Sunset Coda […]

CATE Returns Sept 16

Conversations at the Edge returns Thursday, September 16 with the world premiere of Danièle Wilmouth’s Eleanore & the Timekeeper. Additional highlights include appearances by Kent Lambert and Jesse McLean, Rosa Menkman, Bruce Bickford, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Luis Gispert, Alina Rudnitskaya, Kevin Jerome Everson, Daniel Eisenberg and programs highlighting recent video from China and reenactment in media […]


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 […]


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 […]

15 Years of the Chicago Underground Film Festival

Thursday, October 2, 6pm | Festival director Bryan Wendorf and CUFF filmmakers in person! Roger Ebert once said of the Chicago Underground Film Festival, “What you get for your money is not just admission to the films, but admission to a subculture.” For 15 years, CUFF has exhibited the vibrant media emerging from Chicago’s schools, […]