Canadian Artist Spotlight: Steve Reinke
Monday, April 16, 9:00pm — 11:00pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Co-presented in partnership with Art Metropole, Toronto Queer Film Festival, and Vtape
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.
$12 general admission
$6 students, seniors, underemployed
Steve Reinke will be in attendance.
Atheists Need Theology, Too
CANADA/USA, 2016, DIGITAL VIDEO, 11 MIN
Joke (Version One)
CANADA, 1991, DIGITAL VIDEO, 5 MIN
Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp)
CANADA/USA, 2006, DIGITAL VIDEO, 4 MIN
Anal Masturbation and Object Loss
CANADA/USA, 2002, DIGITAL VIDEO, 6 MIN
Squeezing Sorrow from an Ashtray
CANADA/USA, 1992, DIGITAL VIDEO, 6 MIN
Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love
CANADA/USA, 2007, DIGITAL VIDEO, 14 MIN
A Boy Needs a Friend
CANADA/USA, 2015, DIGITAL VIDEO, 22 MIN
Steve Reinke is an artist, writer, and queer Nietzschean best known for his monologue-based film essays. He was a video artist in Canada until video died. Now he lives in Chicago and
teaches at Northwestern.
— ABOUT IMAGES FESTIVAL
Established in 1987, the Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent film, video and other time-based media. Images Festival is excited to announce its 31st edition, taking place from April 12 — 20, 2018 across Toronto. Focusing on local, national, and international contemporary moving image culture, Images Festival continues to present vanguard projects across cinematic, exhibition, and live platforms.
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