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Conversations at the Edge (CATE) Resource Guides


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Thursday, October 12, 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.

Please note that All CATE events will have real-time captioning (CART). Hearing loops, wheelchair seating, and companion seating are also available at the Gene Siskel Film Center. For other accessibility requests, please visit or write


Enthralling in form and vision, Lawrence Andrews’ works are kaleidoscopic explorations of Blackness through mass media and popular culture. In the genre-defying imageless video mythicPotentialities (2021), Andrews examines the murder of Emmett Till, the trial that followed, and the ways these events have been mediated through civil rights documentaries like EYES ON THE PRIZE (1993) through the figure of Moses Wright, Till’s great uncle.

Presented in partnership with SAIC’s Video Data Bank.


Lawrence Andrews’s practice spans video, photography, and installation. Employing multi-layered strategies of appropriation, he often focuses on media and culture, suggesting that “culture is all we are as people; we speak about it, look at ourselves through it, and ultimately change because of it.” Andrews’s work has shown extensively throughout the US and internationally on television, at major film festivals, and in museums and galleries, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; and the American Film Institute, Los Angeles; among others. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, including a Rockefeller Intercultural Documentary Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowships.


VDB Asks... Lawrence Andrews [Interview]
Lindsay Bosch | Video Data Bank | February 2015

Larry Andrews: Disrupting the Quotidien [Interview]
Kathy Brew | SF Artists Alumni Inc. | November 2021

The Sound of Rioting: Twelve Notes on Lawrence Andrew [Article]
Anaïs Duplan | Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) | 2021



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Conversations at the Edge Lecture Recordings
Conversation at the Edge video recordings (2016–present.) Available with SAIC login credentials.