Steve Reinke

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

Titlesort icon Year Collection Action
A Day for Cake and Accidents 2013 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Amsterdam Camera Vacation 2001 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Anal Masturbation and Object Loss 2002 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Anthology of American Folk Song 2004 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Ask the Insects 2005 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Blood & Cinnamon 2010 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
A Boy Needs A Friend 2015 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Boy/Analysis: An Abridgement of Melanie Klein's "Narrative of a Child Analysis" 2008 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
The Chocolate Factory 2002 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Disambiguation 2009 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Everybody 2009 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Final Thoughts, Series One 2007 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love 2007 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
J.-P. (Remix of "Tuesday and I" by Jean-Paul Kelly) 2003 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Music at Night 2009 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
My Name is Karlheinz Stockhausen 2010 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
The Natural Look 2014 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Not Torn (Asunder from the Very Start) 2010 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp) 2006 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Rib Gets In the Way 2014 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Sad Disco Fantasia 2001 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
The Tiny Ventriloquist 2012 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week 2016 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list