STEINA!

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm | Steina Vasulka in person! Live performance! Image from Violin Power (Steina, 1974-78). Courtesy the artist. A major figure in the histories of video and electronic art, Steina Vasulka has continually expanded the possibilities of multimedia with her groundbreaking innovations.  Trained as a classical violinist in Iceland, Steina turned to […]

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 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 […]

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.

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 […]

Interview with Golan Levin by jonCates (2003)

Following Golan Levin’s September 17 appearance at CATE, we present you with an excerpt of an interview conducted by SAIC Assistant Professor of Film, Video, and New Media, jonCates, in 2003. This interview was done as part of Cates’s Critical Artware project. Double-Taker (Snout), Interactive Robot from Golan Levin on Vimeo. jonCates: Have the histories […]

Surveying the First Decade: Video Art and Alternative Media in the U.S.

Thursday, April 9, 6pm | Curator Chris Hill in person! People’s Communications Network, Queen Mother Moore Speech at Greenhaven Prison (1973). Image courtesy of the Video Data Bank. In 1995, the Video Data Bank published “Surveying the First Decade,” a massive, 16-hour anthology of nearly 70 titles from artists and media-makerswho defined the first decade […]

old skool revolutionaries

Thursday, November 6, 2003, 8:15pm First in the United States to offer BA and MFA degrees in Video Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has a critically important place in the history of this vital medium.  SAIC instructor and digital systems specialist jonCates has delved into the School’s archive of seminal video […]

LoVid: Flipped Chips

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 6pm | Tali Hinkis, Kyle Lapidus, and Jon Satrom in person! Jon Satrom, Yuppster Video (2003). Image courtesy of the artist. Curated by the interdisciplinary artist-duo LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus), Flipped Chips pairs the work of pioneering video artists who built their own A/V hardware with the work of […]

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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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