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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]