Sara Magenheimer

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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SAIC Conversations at the Edge + VDB 40th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 20, 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

In her arresting videos, Sara Magenheimer mixes humor and playfulness with a sophisticated inquiry into language and meaning-making. Using visual puns, graphics, and text-to-voice computer programs, her work explores the slippery dimensions of communication. In Seven Signs That Mean Silence (2013), two disembodied computer voices describe in-between places where meaning hides. InSlow Zoom Long Pause (2015), characters meditate on the many ways language fails.

2011–16, USA, multiple formats, ca 60 min + discussion

Presented in collaboration with Video Data Bank (VDB) as part of the organization’s 40th Anniversary Year.