The Wild Triumphs of Martha Colburn

Thursday, February 10, 6:00 pm | Martha Colburn in person! Destiny Manifesto (Martha Colburn, 2006). Courtesy the artist. Martha Colburn’s wickedly witty animations are assemblages of stop-motion puppetry, multi-layered glass painting, and all forms of pop cultural detritus. Drawing inspiration from the histories of the American West and more recent narratives of methamphetamine use and […]

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 […]

Back in Fall 2011

CATE’s Spring 2011 season wrapped with Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure. Thank you for coming out and thanks to all our guests — Martha Colburn, Rose Lowder, Andrea Geyer, Akram Zaatari, Yael Bartana, Brian Springer, Tony Cokes, Botborg (Joe Musgrove and Scott Sinclair), and Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, and Olivia Block — for a […]

CATE Returns Feb 3!

Conversations at the Edge returns from the series’ winter hiatus on Thursday, February 3 with a screening of No Wave shorts by Ireland-born filmmaker Vivienne Dick. Additional season highlights include appearances by Martha Colburn, Rose Lowder, Andrea Geyer, Yael Bartana, Brian Springer, and Tony Cokes in addition to performances by the Berlin/Brisbane-based duo Botborg (Scott […]

Catfilms (For Sailor and Oscar)

Thursday, October 30, 2003, 8:30pm Martha Colburn, Cats Amore (2001). Cinematic catnip from filmmakers old and new!  Inspired by Intercat, the late 1960’s-early 1970’s international cat film festival organized by experimental filmmaker Pola Chapelle, Catfilms mixes Intercat gems with contemporary feline flicks in a program at once wild and domestic, standoffish and affectionate.  Meow! Programmed […]

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), […]

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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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