Artist in Residence: Steve Reinke 9 September 2014

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We’re pleased to announce that Steve Reinke has arrived at Impakt and will be our Resident Artist till the 11th of September.

Steve Reinke (1963, Canada) is a conceptual video artist whose works have been exhibited at museums and festivals worldwide such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Tate museum (London). He is currently associate professor of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University, Chicago.

Reinke first was a resident artist at Impakt in 2011. This year, he was selected as part of the European Media Arts Residency Exchange (EMAN/EMARE 2014-2015), a collaborative project with Werkleitz Gesellschaft (Halle, Germany), Bandits-Mages (Bourges, France) & FACT (Liverpool, England) and Impakt.

Steve’s single channel videos are generally built around a series of first-person monologues in a satiric mode, employing found footage, digital animation and self-made footage. He is a queer Nietzschean, using various rhetorical methods to open up a space of thoughtful engagement, however unstable and tenuous. His video work is an extension of literature, focusing on performance and the voice. Where earlier work was often concerned with an interrogation of desire and subjectivity, more recent work, collected under the umbrella of Final Thoughts, concerns the limits of things: discourse, experience, events and thought.

During his residency Steve Reinke will work on the 4th part of his Final Thoughts series. The work, as a series, responds to his day-to-day life in a personal essay form for the past 25-or-so years.

Visit Steve Reinke’s website myrectumisnotagrave.com

 

 

The European Media Arts Residency Exchange (EMAN/EMARE 2014-2015), a collaborative project with Werkleitz Gesellschaft (Halle, Germany), Bandits-Mages (Bourges, France) & FACT (Liverpool, England) and Impakt, is generously supported by the EU Culture Programme. Check out the activities of EMARE here: http://emare.eu/