Thomas Comerford’s “The Indian Boundary Line” return engagement Thursday, April 22

Still from “The Indian Boundary Line” (Thomas Comerford, 2010). Courtesy the artist. In case you missed the sold-out screening of our season opener, Thomas Comerford’s The Indian Boundary Line, the first time around, the film returns to the Gene Siskel Film Center for an encore engagement this coming Thursday, April 22 at 6pm. Find more […]

Deborah Stratman and Thomas Comerford

Thursday, December 5, 2002, 8pm 1994—2002, USA, ca. 70 min, various formats. Filmmakers in person! Independent film/video makers Deborah Stratman and Thomas Comerford are both instructors in the SAIC Department of Film, Video and New Media. Stratman will present In Order Not To Be Here (2002), a stunning look at security-obsessed suburbia; Untied (2001), about breaking […]

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 […]

LANDSCAPE AS ARCHIVE

Thursday, October 6, 6:00 pm | Filmmakers Bill Brown and Lee Anne Schmitt in person! Image from Bowers Cave (Lee Lynch and Lee Anne Schmitt, 2010). Image courtesy the artists. In recent years, a number of artists have turned to the landscape itself–using everything from iPhone apps to walking tours–to examine the ways in which […]

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 […]

SPRING 2010 SEASON ANNOUNCED!

Happy New Year! Conversations at the Edge kicks off its Spring 2010 season on Thursday, February 4 with the world premiere of Thomas Comerford’s The Indian Boundary Line. Additional highlights include appearances by Dara Birnbaum, Sterling Ruby, Moyra Davey, Tran, T. Kim-Trang, Naomi Uman, Emily Wardill, Ryan Trecartin, the films of Pavel Medvedev, and a […]

WORLD PREMIERE: THE INDIAN BOUNDARY LINE

Thursday, February 4, 6pm | Thomas Comerford in person! Still from “The Indian Boundary Line,” 2010. Courtesy the Artist. Over the last eight years, local musician and filmmaker Thomas Comerford has been at work on a series of quietly-observed films that contemplate the entwined social, political, and environmental histories of Chicago (Figures in the Landscape, […]

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, […]

Urban Rural Wild: Chicagoland Gridded/Revised

Thursday, September 8, 2005, 8pm | Curator Tom Comerford in person! Kartemquin Films, Now We Live on Clifton (1974). Image courtesy of Kartemquin. These experimental and non-fiction films and videos, culled from different decades, all examine the urban landscape of Chicago, but each employs different tactics towards observing the landscape and the forces that transform […]

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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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