My Rectum is Not a Grave
Introduction by Adam Hart, PdD candidate, Department of Cinema and Media Studies.
As a writer, painter and video artist, the prolific Steve Reinke confronts "sex, death, and whatever comes between sex and death" with a clear-eyed, brutally funny sense of absurdity. Whether his images are documentary testimonials, appropriated found footage (ranging from The Honeymooners to the later films of Jean-Luc Godard) or animation, his deadpan wit offers small, quiet revelations about the taboo, the obscene and the intimate. Reinke's work is in many collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the National Gallery (Ottawa), and has screened at many festivals including Sundance, Rotterdam, Oberhausen and the New York Video Festival. In 2006 he received the Bell Canada Video Award. A book of his scripts, “Everybody Loves Nothing,” was recently published by Coach House. He has also edited several books, most recently (with Chris Gehman) “The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema.” This program will offer a selection of videos from throughout his career with Reinke in attendance.
My Name Is Karlheinz Stockhausen (2011, 7 min)
Everybody (w/Jessie Mott) (2009, 4 min)
My Rectum Is Not a Grave (Notes to a Film Industry in Crisis) (2007, 7 min)
Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp) (2006, 4 min)
Hobbit Love Is the Greatest Love (2007, 14 min)
Boy/Analysis: An Abridgement of Melanie Klein’s Narrative of a Child Analysis (2009, 5:30)
Beaver Skull Magick (2010, 6 min)
Sad Disco Fantasia (2001, 24 min)
From “The Hundred Videos” (1989-1996)
Excuse of the Real (4:30 min)
Emergence of Democratic Memory (3 min)
Squeezing Sorrow from an Ashtray (6 min)
Little Faggot (2:30 min)
Request (7 mi)
Testimonials (7 min)
My Fear (1 min)
Black Heart (2 min)
The Talk Show (1:30 min)
Sponsored by the Film Studies Center Graduate Student Curatorial Program.