Steve Reinke, Anthology of American Folk Song & Selected Works

5 February 2017

Glasgow Film Theatre

Steve Reinke, Anthology of American Folk Song, 2004.
Steve Reinkes Anthology of American Folk Song (2004) and other works selected for this screening explore the relationships between desires, bodies and action. Selected from Reinke’s extensive collection and created from appropriated media and the artist’s ironic musings, this series of shorts seeks to interrogate the use of desire as a material for artists’ film, examining the interaction between voice, performativity and subversion.

Chicago-based Reinke is an artist best known for his single-channel video work, alongside a prolific output of writing which often informs his filmmaking practice. The films selected are characteristic of Reinke’s wry style of delivery – diaristic and personal, interrupted by wit, libidinal urges and the inane everyday.

The programme also features the Scottish premiere of Reinke’s new work, A Boy Needs a Friend (2015), following on from screenings at The Berlinale and New York Film Festival, as well as an introductory text written by Glasgow-based artist, Gordon Douglas, available to read here.

This screening is part of GFT’s Crossing the Line strand, curated by Seán Elder and presented by LUX Scotland.