Conversations at the Edge Spring 2018

February 15 - April 19

Conversations at the Edge is a dynamic weekly series of screenings, artist talks, and performances by some of the most compelling media artists of yesterday and today. CATE is organized by the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data Bank.

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Latham Zearfoss in person!

Latham Zearfoss: Home Movies

2008-18, Latham Zearfoss, USA, ca. 70 min.


  • Thu, Feb 15th 6:00pm
Ephraim Asili in person!

Ephraim Asili: Diaspora Suite

2011-17, Ephraim Asili, Various nations, ca. 92 min.


  • Thu, Feb 22nd 6:00pm
Lee Anne Schmitt and Jeff Parker in person!

Purge This Land

2017, Lee Anne Schmidt, USA, 80 min.


  • Thu, Mar 1st 6:00pm
Laura Huertas Millán in person!

Laura Huertas Millán: Ethnographic Fictions

2016-17, Laura Huertas Millán, Colombia/Mexico, ca. 72 min.


  • Thu, Mar 8th 6:00pm

Edward Owens: A Portrait Study

1966-68, Edward Owens, USA, 57 min.


  • Thu, Mar 22nd 6:00pm
Thorsten Trimpop in person!



2016, Thorsten Trimpop, Japan, 90 min.


  • Thu, Mar 29th 6:00pm
  • Sun, Apr 8th 12:00pm
Hayoun Kwon in person!

Hayoun Kwon: Films and Virtual Realities

2011-17, Hayoun Kwon, South Korea/France/USA, 75 min.


  • Thu, Apr 5th 6:00pm
Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere in person!

The Nation's Finest

1971–2013, multiple artists, USA/Lebanon/United Kingdom/Hong Kong, multiple formats, ca 71 min.


  • Thu, Apr 12th 6:00pm
Joan Jonas in person!

An Evening With Joan Jonas

1968–2017, multiple countries, multiple formats, ca 90 min.


  • Thu, Apr 19th 6:00pm