Art Metropole is pleased to announce 2 new DVD sets of video by acclaimed artist Steve Reinke. Reinke’s infamous work The Hundred Videos has been composed on DVD for the first time in a triple DVD set. In addition Art Metropole has published a double DVD collection of Reinke’s more recent work called My Rectum is Not a Grave (Notes to a Film Industry in Crisis).
Produced by Art Metropole as a triple DVD set, The Hundred Videos (1989-1996), are the self described works of Reinke as a young artist. This bouillabaisse of videos, as if made for the MTV generation, are wryly voiced over by the artist in his signature drawl and deadpan homour.
The two DVD set, My Rectum is Not a Grave (Notes to a Film Industry in Crisis), is a collection of all the single-channel works made between 1997 and 2006 the artist still abides.
Please join us at Art Metropole on Wednesday January 17th at 8pm to launch the 2 sets of video. The artist will be in attendance.
The Hundred VideosÂ
Art Metropole, Toronto, 2007, Triple DVD Video Set, Unlimited Edition, $130
My Rectum is Not a Grave (Notes to a Film Industry in Crisis)
Art Metropole, Toronto, 2007, Double DVD Video Set, Unlimited Edition, $85
Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his work in video. His work is in many collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the National Gallery (Ottawa), and has screened at many festivals including Sundance, Rotterdam, Oberhausen and the New York Video Festival. In 2006 he received the Bell Canada Video Award. A book of his scripts, Everybody Loves Nothing, was recently published by Coach House. He has also edited several books, most recently (with Chris Gehman) The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema. He has a blog, www.fennelplunger.com, as well as a site that archives his work, www.myrectumisnotagrave.com. His research interests include digital video production, motion graphics/animation, rhetorical and narrative strategies for visual art, the voice and psychoanalysis.