Conversations at the Edge: Fall Season at Gene Siskel Center

Renée Green

Conversations at the Edge’s fall 2021 calendar begins Thursday, September 23 with a season of virtual and in-person screenings and talks by groundbreaking media artists.

All virtual events are free, open to the public, and take place on the Gene Siskel Film Center’s virtual cinema platform and Zoom. All theatrical screenings take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center at 164 North State Street.

Closed captions are available for virtual events. Hearing loops, mobility device accessibility, and companion seating are available for theatrical screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Center. For additional accessibility requests, visit saic.edu/access.

For complete schedule and information on Conversations on the Edge, visit siskelfilmcenter.org/conversations-edge

Tickets are free for SAIC students, $5 for SAIC/AIC faculty and staff, and $12 for the general public.

Conversations at the Edge: Fall Calendar


Renée Green, Partially Buried Continued, 1997.
Courtesy of the artist and Video Data Bank

Renée Green
September 23–30
Since the early 1990s Renée Green has become renowned for multidimensional artworks that chart unseen connections between people, places, and ideas around the globe—from the colonial-era Triangular trade to 20th century student movements. Join us for a lecture by the artist and screenings of videos related to her foundational ‘90s projects. Presented with Video Data Bank and the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Renée Green Artist Lecture
Monday, September 27, 6:00 p.m. CT
Virtual Event

Screenings
Renée Green: Partially Buried and Mise-en-scène: Commemorative Toile
Thursday, September 23, 6:00 p.m. CT
Theatrical Screening
Gene Siskel Film Center

Friday, September 24–Thursday, September 30
Virtual Screening
Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema


Anocha Suwichkornpong, By The Time It Gets Dark, 2016.
Courtesy of the artist and KimStim

Lynda Benglis
October 7–14

Renowned for her bold and tactile sculptures, Lynda Benglis produced a body of groundbreaking videos in the mid-1970s, finding new forms for her ongoing exploration of gender, self-presentation, and the media. Join us for a conversation with the artist and screenings of her seminal tapes, including Document (1972), Mumble (1972), Now (1973), Female Sensibility (1973), and The Amazing Bow Wow (1976), produced with director Stanton Kaye. Presented in partnership with Video Data Bank.

Lynda Benglis in Conversation with Molly Donovan
Friday, October 8, 6:00 p.m. CT
Virtual Event

Screenings
Lynda Benglis: Works in Video

Thursday, October 7, 6:00 p.m. CT
Theatrical Screening
Gene Siskel Film Center

Friday, October 8–Thursday, October 14
Virtual Screening
Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema


Pom Bunsermvicha, Lemongrass Girl, 2021.
Image courtesy of the artist and Square Eyes

Pom Bunsermvicha
October 21–November 4 

Pom Bunsermvicha is an independent director and producer based in Bangkok, Thailand whose work seamlessly shifts between documentary and fiction. Join us for a conversation with the artist and her fellow filmmakers Anocha Suwichakornpong and Tulapop Saenjaroen and screenings of her film Lemongrass Girl (2021).

Anocha Suwichakornpong, Tulapop Saenjaroen, and Pom Bunsermvicha in Conversation with Melika Bass
Friday, October 22, 6:00 p.m. CT
Virtual Event

Screenings
Lemongrass Girl with By the Time It Gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2016)
Thursday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. CT
Theatrical Screening
Gene Siskel Film Center

Lemongrass Girl
Friday, October 29–November 4
Virtual Screening
Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema


Tulapop Saenjaroen, Notes From the Periphery, 2021.
Image courtesy of the artist

Tulapop Saenjaroen
October 28–November 4 

Tulapop Saenjaroen’s darkly funny and breathtakingly original films offer incisive commentaries on work, leisure, tourism, and self-care in today’s relentless culture of self-improvement. Join us for a conversation with the artist and his fellow filmmakers Anocha Suwichakornpong and Pom Bunsermvicha and screenings of his award-winning short films.

Anocha Suwichakornpong, Tulapop Saenjaroen, and Pom Bunsermvicha in Conversation with Melika Bass
Friday, October 22, 6:00 p.m. CT
Virtual Event

Screenings
Tulapop Saenjaroen: Short Films
Thursday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. CT
Theatrical Screening
Gene Siskel Film Center

Virtual Screening
Friday, October 29–November 4
Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema


Conversations at the Edge (CATE) is organized by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and SAIC’s Video Data Bank

Visit CATE’s website for links to videos of previous artists, guest bios, interviews, and more.

Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit saic.edu/access.

Visit the CATE page on the Film Center’s website.


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