Unsteady States: Video Data Bank 7th Annual Showcase

Tuesday March 17th, 2015 – 7:00 PM

On Tuesday March 17th, we are happy to partner with Chicago’s Roots & Culture Gallery, to present a special sneak peak of the VDB new releases program that will be showcased at the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and other festivals this season. Join VDB staff for this free event as we share a few of the most exciting and groundbreaking works that we are distributing this year. 


Frédéric MoffetAddresse Permanente, 2014, 06:41, Canada/U.S., French, Color, HD video

Jesse McLean, I’m In Pittsburgh and It’s Raining, 2015, 14:00, U.S., Color, HD video

Kent LambertRECKONING 3, 2014, 11:14, U.S., Color, HD video

Basma AlsharifDeep Sleep, 2014, 12:45, Greece/Malta/Palestine, Color, HD video

Louis HendersonAll That Is Solid, 2014, 15:43, France, B&W and Color, HD video

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Roots & Culture Gallery
1034 N Milwaukee Ave.
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Rebecca Baron at Conversations at the Edge – February 26th, 2015

20150203_Baron_CATELos Angeles–based filmmaker Rebecca Baron is known for provocative essay films exploring such far-ranging subjects as Britain’s Mass Observation movement, 19th-century Arctic exploration, and the role of recording technologies in shaping our understanding of the world around us. Her latest film, Detour de Force, introduces viewers to the incredible world of “thoughtographer” Ted Serios—a Chicago bellhop who, in the mid-1960s, produced hundreds of Polaroid images through sheer force of mind. Baron screens the film with a selection of works from Lossless (2008, with Douglas Goodwin), a series of digital interventions—data compression, code removal—into video copies of classic American films with fascinating results. 2008–14, US, DCP and digital video, ca 70 min + discussion

Rebecca Baron (1968, Baltimore, MD) takes up the construction of history and the relationship between still photography and the moving image. Her work has screened widely at international film festivals and media venues, including Documenta 12, Anthology Film Archives, Pacific Film Archive, Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York, London, and Toronto Film Festivals, among others. Baron is the recipient of a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2007 Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is currently on faculty at the California Institute of the Arts.

Conversations at the Edge (CATE) is a weekly series of screenings, artist talks, and performances by compelling media artists, 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 Video Data Bank.

CATE is FREE to SAIC students with a valid student ID
$11 General Public
$6 Film Center members
$7 Students $5 SAIC faculty and staff and Art Institute of Chicago staff