February 9, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ELECTRIC VISIONS: Chicago's Groundbreaking Video and Computer Art

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Still from A Movement Within (Barbara Sykes, 1976)

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In the 1970s and ’80s, Chicago was home to a community of video artists and engineers—many of them women—whose groundbreaking experiments with analogue and digital computers produced a body of astonishingly rich and influential work. This program brings together videos by four of these innovators, including Jamie Fenton, Copper Giloth, Barbara Sykes, and Jane Veeder. Introduced and moderated by scholar Helena Shaskevich, the program is followed by a conversation with Fenton, Giloth, and Veeder, who discuss the ideas, technologies, and community that influenced their works.

This program is part of the Conversations at the Edge series at the Gene Siskel Film Center, presented in partnership with Media Burn Archive and Video Data Bank.