Born 1963 - Canada
Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his videos. His work is screened widely and is in several collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Pompidou (Paris), and the National Gallery (Ottawa). His tapes typically have diaristic or collage formats, and his autobiographical voice-overs share his desires and pop culture appraisals with endearing wit.
Born in a village in northern Ontario, he is currently associate professor of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University. In the 1990's he produced the ambitious omnibus The Hundred Videos (1996), and a book of his scripts, Everybody Loves Nothing: Scripts 1997-2005 was published by Coach House (Toronto). He has also co-edited several books, including By the Skin of Their Tongues: Artist Video Scripts (co-edited with Nelson Henricks, 1997), Lux: A Decade of Artists' Film and Video (with Tom Taylor, 2000), and The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema (with Chris Gehman, 2005).
"Reinke is so skilled and at ease with the video medium that he seems to have no fear or hesitation addressing just about any topic that human beings might get tangled in, from sex and evermore bizarre rituals of attraction and betrayal through to some of the most frivolous but poignant obsessions and self-delusions that people indulge in to keep despair or boredom at bay."
--Ross Gibson, How Photographs Are Stored in the Brain, Remembrance and the Moving Image catalog (2003)
Available Titles by Steve Reinke
|A Day for Cake and Accidents||2013||New Releases, Single Titles|
|Amsterdam Camera Vacation||2001||Single Titles|
|Anal Masturbation and Object Loss||2002||Single Titles|
|Anthology of American Folk Song||2004||Single Titles|
|Ask the Insects||2005||Single Titles|
|Blood & Cinnamon||2010||Single Titles|
|Boy/Analysis: An Abridgement of Melanie Klein's "Narrative of a Child Analysis"||2008||Single Titles|
|The Chocolate Factory||2002||Single Titles|
|Final Thoughts, Series One||2007||Single Titles|
|Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love||2007||Single Titles|
|J.-P. (Remix of "Tuesday and I" by Jean-Paul Kelly)||2003||Single Titles|
|Music at Night||2009||Single Titles|
|My Name is Karlheinz Stockhausen||2010||Single Titles|
|Not Torn (Asunder from the Very Start)||2010||Single Titles|
|Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp)||2006||Single Titles|
|Sad Disco Fantasia||2001||Single Titles|
|The Tiny Ventriloquist||2012||New Releases, Single Titles|