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16 Apr. 2018

Canadian Artist Spotlight: Steve Reinke

Steve Reinke
9 PM
Monday April 16, 9:00PM Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.

$12 general admission
$6 students, seniors, underemployed

The prolific and deeply personal practice of Steve Reinke includes video, drawing, needlepoint, photography, and writing. This program features many key video works from his career, spanning from the early ’90s to the present, and from the various series he has developed. Together, the works build upon each other, deepening Reinke’s examination of themes of mortality, sexuality, the subconscious, childhood trauma, queer identity, and his various Freudian preoccupations. Formally, the evolution of his visual style is evident, landing at his signature cocktail—an amalgamation of original footage, appropriated imagery, and hand and digitally rendered material, overlaid with his indelible, intimate narration.

Atheists Need Theology, Too, 2016
Joke (Version One), 1991
Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp), 2006
Anal Masturbation and Object Loss, 2002
Squeezing Sorrow from an Ashtray, 1992
Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love, 2007
A Boy Needs a Friend, 2015

Steve Reinke will be in attendance.

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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,, as well as a site that archives his work, His research interests include digital video production, motion graphics/animation, rhetorical and narrative strategies for visual art, the voice and psychoanalysis.

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