The Robot of the Subconscious
The First American Solo Exhibition by Steve Reinke
Opening reception Thursday November 3, 6-9pm
Open Thursdays in November 6-9pm
or by appointment
The exhibition features the premiere of a new single-channel video "Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp)" as well as recent videos "Ask the Insects" and "Ghosts of Gay Porn." Also on the view is "Painter," video for personal vertical video station with headphones; a remake of Adrian Piper's seminal "My Calling (Cards) #1"; two multiples (an altered book and an engraved pewter flask); and various works on paper which incorporate drawing, text and found photographs. Also on-site: a library of books and videos.
Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his work in video. His work is in many collections, including of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), National Gallery (Ottawa), MACBA (Barcelona), the Slade (London), and the Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne), as well as being featured in many festivals, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the London International Film Festival, the New York Video Festival and the Oberhausen Short Film Festival. He has had solo exhibitions at Peer Projects (London), Threadwaxing Space (New York), Argos (Belgium), Power Plant (Toronto), the Art Gallery of Ontario, etc. He is the editor or co-editor of several books, including "The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema" (2005) and "Lux: A Decade of Artists' Film and Video" (2001). A book of his scripts has been published by Coach House Books, "Everybody Loves Nothing: Video 1997-2004" (2004). He is represented by Birch Libralato Gallery (Toronto). His videos are distributed by VDB (Chicago), VTape (Toronto), LUX (London) and Argos (Belgium). He currently lives in Milwaukee and teaches at UWM and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. All of Reinke's previous American exhibitions have included only his work in video (or audio). This is the first American exhibition to feature a wider variety of stuff.