Artist

Steve Reinke

Steve Reinke was born in the Ottawa Valley in 1963. He received his BFA from York University in 1984 and his MFA from NSCAD in 1995. During the 1990s he was active in Toronto's artist-run centres, most particularly YYZ and Pleasure Dome. He has taught at the University of Western Ontario, Cal Arts, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and the University of Illinois Chicago. He is currently associate professor of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University. He has an extensive national and international exhibition history. Solo exhibitions include the Power Plant and Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Threadwaxing Space (New York), Argos (Brussels), Lux (London) and Gallery 400 (Chicago). Solo screenings: Museum of Modern Art (New York), National Gallery of Canada, Cinematheque Ontario, International Film Festival Rotterdam, London Film Festival, and many others. In 2006 he was awarded the Bell Award in Video Art. He has co-edited several books including "Lux: A Decade of Artists' Film and Video" (with Tom Taylor), "The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema" (with Chris Gehman) and "Blast Counterblast" (with Anthony Elms).

In 2004, he published
"Everybody Loves Nothing: Video 1996—2004" with Coach House. A collection of his writing, "The Shimmering Beast" is forth coming from Coach House/Gallery 400/white walls. He is represented by Birch Libralato (Toronto).

Videography

The Natural Look

2014, 36:32 minutes, Colour, English

Rib Gets In the Way (Final Thoughts, Series Three)

2014, 52:15 minutes, colour, English

A Day for Cake and Accidents

2013, 04:09 minutes, colour, English

The Tiny Ventriloquist

2012, 60:25 minutes, colour, English

A Branch is Too Big to Come Out of a Twig

2012, 08:00 minutes, colour, English

Living, Loving, Learning

2010, 00:27 minutes, colour, English

My Name is Karlheinz Stockhausen

2010, 06:14 minutes, colour, English

Achterberg Conversion Modules

2010, 06:37 minutes, colour, English

Beaver Skull Magick

2010, 05:54 minutes, colour, English

Not Torn (Asunder from the Very Start)

2010, 09:38 minutes, colour, English

Great Blood Sacrifice

2010, 05:56 minutes, colour, English

Blood and Cinnamon

2010, 05:27 minutes, colour, English

Disambiguation

2010, 45:24 minutes, colour, English

Music at Night

2010, 05:21 minutes, colour, English

Vomit Star

2010, 06:42 minutes, colour, English

Everybody

2009, 04:06 minutes, colour, English

Final Thoughts, Series One

2007, 83:00 minutes, English

Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love

2007, 14:00 minutes, English

The Hundred Videos

2007, English

Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp)

2006, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

The Mendi

2006, 09:00 minutes, colour, English

Ask the Insects

2005, 08:00 minutes, colour, English

Anthology of American Folk Song

2004, 29:00 minutes, colour, english

J.-P.

2002, 07:00 minutes, colour, english

The Chocolate Factory

2002, 27:00 minutes, colour, english

Anal Masturbation + Object Loss

2002, 06:00 minutes, colour, english

Amsterdam Camera Vacation

2001, 11:00 minutes, colour, english

Sad Disco Fantasia

2001, 24:00 minutes, colour, english

Afternoon (March 22, 1999)

1999, 23:00 minutes, colour, english

Fireball

1999, 05:00 minutes, colour, english

Spiritual Animal Kingdom

1998, 26:00 minutes, colour, english

How Photographs Are Stored in the Brain

1998, 07:30 minutes, colour, English

Incidents of Travel

1998, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

Art Minutes

1998, 04:30 minutes, colour, english

Echo Valley

1998, 07:15 minutes, colour, english

Andy

1996, 08:30 minutes, colour, english

Everybody Loves Nothing (Empathic Exercizes)

1996, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

Why I've Decided to Become a Painter, 100

1996, 00:42 minutes, colour, English

Story, 99

1996, 01:40 minutes, colour, English

Candle, 98

1996, 06:00 minutes, colour, English

Underwear, 97

1996, 01:58 minutes, colour, English

Camouflage, 96.

1996, 01:48 minutes, colour, English

Ghosts, 95

1996, 00:38 minutes, colour, English

Ants and Bees, 94

1996, 01:13 minutes, colour, English

Manifestation/Jouissance, 93.

1996, 02:38 minutes, colour, English

Notes on the Uncanny, 92

1996, 03:20 minutes, colour, English

Falling, 91

1996, 02:26 minutes, colour, English

Video for Intellectuals, 90

1996, 02:14 minutes, colour, English

Twenty Four Jokes, 89.

1996, 03:38 minutes, colour, English

Three Dreams, 88

1996, 03:15 minutes, colour, English

Children's Video Collective, 87

1996, 03:20 minutes, colour, English

Seventeen Descriptions, 86

1996, 05:30 minutes, colour, English

New York Loves Me, 85

1996, 00:59 minutes, colour, English

Stentor, 84

1996, 01:38 minutes, colour, English

Little Monkeys, 83

1996, 02:39 minutes, colour, English

I Have Already, 82

1996, 00:15 minutes, colour, English

The Hand, 81

1996, 00:46 minutes, colour, English

Talk Show, 80

1996, 01:18 minutes, colour, English

The Boxers,79

1996, 01:10 minutes, colour, English

Treehouse, 78

1995, 03:55 minutes, colour, English

Amoeba, 77

1995, 01:17 minutes, colour, English

Microscope, 76

1995, 01:34 minutes, colour, English

How To Build an Igloo, 75

1995, 01:02 minutes, colour, English

Apology, 74

1995, 04:16 minutes, colour, English

Dumbo Climax, 73

1995, 02:28 minutes, colour, English

My Fear, 72

1995, 01:05 minutes, colour, English

Corey

1995, 02:51 minutes, colour, English

Dr. Asselbergs, 70.

1995, 04:08 minutes, English

Harvey K., 69.

1995, 02:06 minutes, English

Love Among Corpses, 68.

1995, 02:46 minutes, English

Assplay, 67

1995, 01:36 minutes, colour, English

Attempt to Sing, 66

1995, 00:50 minutes, colour, English

Muriel, 65

1995, 00:38 minutes, colour, English

The End of My Death, 64

1995, 02:15 minutes, colour, English

Box (63)

1995, 02:35 minutes, colour, English

Black Heart, 62

1995, 02:08 minutes, colour, English

Sparky, 61

1995, 00:57 minutes, colour, English

Three Examples, 60

1995, 00:33 minutes, colour, English

Re-enactment of a Performance, 59

1995, 01:02 minutes, colour, English

Minnesota Inventory, 58

1995, 10:37 minutes, colour, English

Ghost Production, 57.

1995, 03:44 minutes, colour, English

Jin's Dream, 56.

1995, 01:25 minutes, colour, English

Symposium, 55.

1995, 01:24 minutes, colour, English

Screensaver 54.

1994, 00:56 minutes, colour, English

Three Plays, 53.

1994, 03:42 minutes, colour, English

Love Letter To Doug 52.

1994, 02:08 minutes, colour, English

Windy Morning in April, 51.

1994, 00:48 minutes, colour, English

Child, 50.

1994, 00:43 minutes, colour, English

Monologue (with Provocation), 49.

1994, 02:51 minutes, colour, English

Artifact, 48.

1994, 01:49 minutes, colour, English

Dream Work, 47.

1994, 02:29 minutes, colour, English

Sleep, 46.

1994, 02:49 minutes, colour, English

My Erotic Double, 45.

1994, 01:36 minutes, colour, English

Self Help, 44.

1994, 02:32 minutes, colour, English

Vision (with Birds), 43.

1994, 05:01 minutes, colour, English

My Personal Virus, 42.

1994, 01:36 minutes, colour, English

Pioneer, 41.

1994, 01:13 minutes, colour, English

Understanding Heterosexuality, 40.

1994, 01:28 minutes, colour, English

Editorial, 39.

1994, 01:34 minutes, colour, English

Experiment, 38.

1994, 00:41 minutes, colour, English

Jason, 37.

1993, 00:41 minutes, colour, English

Request, 36.

1993, 06:55 minutes, colour, English

Ice Cream, 34.

1993, 02:31 minutes, colour, English

Charming Mutt, 33.

1993, 00:41 minutes, colour, English

I Love You, Too, 32.

1993, 00:52 minutes, colour, English

Lonely Boy, 31.

1993, 08:20 minutes, colour, English

Long Train Ride, 30.

1993, 03:36 minutes, colour, English

Little Faggot , 29.

1993, 02:34 minutes, colour, English

Testimonials, 28.

1992, 06:47 minutes, English

Disturbed Sleep, 27.

1992, 06:44 minutes, English

Wish, 26.

1992, 02:43 minutes, English

Pus Girl, 25.

1992, 01:25 minutes, English

Visuals Elf, 24.

1992, 01:03 minutes, English

Eighty Prominent Dermatologists, 23.

1992, 05:15 minutes, English

In the Realm of Perpetual Embarrassment, 22.

1992, 03:33 minutes, English

Squeezing Sorrow from an Ashtray, 21.

1992, 05:45 minutes, English

Deaf, 20.

1992, 02:54 minutes, English

Introduction to the Logo, 19.

1992, 01:21 minutes, English

Language of Flowers, 18.

1992, 01:36 minutes, English

Language of Rats, 17.

1992, 03:30 minutes, English

After Baudelaire, 16.

1992, 02:22 minutes, English

Walking The Dog, 15.

1992, 02:28 minutes, English

Joke (Version Two), 14.

1992, 04:10 minutes, English

Joke (Version One), 13.

1992, 04:56 minutes, English

Michael and Lacan, 12.

1992, 10:56 minutes, colour, English

Room, 11.

1992, 04:01 minutes, colour, English

Barely Human, 10.

1992, 03:25 minutes, colour, English

I Am Not Like You, 9.

1991, 02:10 minutes, English

Why I Stopped Going to Foreign Films, 8.

1991, 05:19 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Speculative Anthropology, 7.

1991, 02:30 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Emergence of a Democratic Memory, 6.

1991, 02:58 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Eleven Dreams, 5.

1991, 06:32 minutes, colour, English

Family Planning, 4.

1991, 01:00 minutes, Colour, English

Watermelon Box, 3.

1991, 00:46 minutes, colour, English

Family Tree, 2.

1989, 03:30 minutes, Colour, English

Excuse Of The Real, 1.

1989, 04:31 minutes, colour, English

Roses And Potatoes

1985, 04:41 minutes, colour, English

Vesalius

1985, 04:49 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

James Richards
by Steve Reinke. ==, 2012, no. 2.
Screen Space
by Gregory Burke and Helena Reckitt. Switch, Spring 2010, no. 3.
Steve Reinke's Archival Imaginary
by Gavin Butt and Jon Cairns. Critical Quarterly, Oct. 2010, v. 42, no. 3.
marvelous! ruin! collapse!
by Leigh Fisher. The Dark Arts: magic + intuition (curatorial incubator 6), 2009. Toronto: Vtape, 2009.
Reinke Rankles: Installation and video artist has habit of putting...
by David Jager. Now, Feb. 7, 2007, v. 26, no. 22.
Deeply unsettled and uncertain: Steve Reinke's ruthless untruths
by Jon Davies. Xtra!, Mar. 1, 2007, no. 583.
By Steve Reinke
by Steve Reinke. Possible Worlds, 2007. Norwich: Aurora, Francis House, 2007.
Intra Terrestrials
by Adam Pugh. Possible Worlds, 2007. Norwich: Aurora, 2007.
Toronto Video: Challenging forms, channelling change
by Marc Glassman. The State of The Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto, 2006. Toronto: Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in publication, 2006.
Even if the Dead Speak and the Living Listen it is Still Not a...
by Steve Reinke. Falling from Grace, 2006. Panabaker Gallery, McMaster Museum of Art, 2006.
Nostalgic & Nervous: Even queers seem to prefer troubled childhood...
by Jon Davies. Xtra!, Mar. 31, 2005, no. 533.
Images grows up
by Hal Niedzviecki. Now, Apr. 7, 2005, v. 24, no. 32.
Reel Books
by Andrew James Paterson. POV, Winter 2005, no. 56.
Images 2005 A Sneek Peek
by Jason Mcbride. LIFT, Mar. 2005, v. 25, no. 2.
Images Grows Up: With a strong slate of international shorts, 18th...
by Hal Niedzviecki. Now, Apr. 7, 2005.
agYU: A Very Personal Look: Toronto Video Art from the '7-'s to...
by Shay Gibson. agYU, 2005. Toronto: Art Gallery of York University, 2005.
Pain Plus Camp: Tribute to sontag triggers strange ironies
by David Jaeger. NOW, July 7, 2005, v. 24, no. 45.
Untitled
by Sally McKay.
Four Essays on the Occasion of the Robert Lee Spotlight
by Steve Reinke. Images Festival 2005, 2005.
Foreword: VS Program
by Jon Davies. VS (Event Program), Dec. 2004.
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: (Vs. Program)
by Scott SØrli. VS (Event Program), Dec. 2004.
VS: 640 480 - original programme
by Jon Davies et al. VS, Dec. 2004.
Everybody loves nothing: video 1996-2004
by Steve Reinke. Canadian Art, Winter 2004, v. 21, no. 4.
Jolie laid: The beautiful ugly world of Steve Reinke
by Nicholas Davies. Xtra!, Dec. 12 Winter, 2003, no. 499.
EXHIBITION REVIEW: UK/Canadian Video Exchange 2003
by Diana Baldon. Matters, Apr. 10 Summer, 2003, no. 17.
Video's Body, Analog and Digital
by Laura U. Marks. Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media, 2002. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
Cooper Battersby and Emily Vey Duke: Songs of Praise for the Heart...
by Steve Reinke. YYZine, Jan. 9 Winter, 2002, v. 2, no. 1.
Fringe Experientiality
by James Missen. Public, 2002, v. 25.
Top 20 Toronto Films since 1981
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Oct. 25, 2001, v. 21, no. 8.
Simple Stories
Argos festival, 2001. Brussel: Argos Festival, 2001.
Video Primer: A Series of 5 Video Programs
by Michelle Jacques. Video Primer, 2001. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2001.
Critics' Choice: Video Primer: The Medium
The Globe and Mail, Apr. 28, 2001.
Lux: A decade of Artists' Video and Film
by Marc Glassman. Take One, Fall 2000.
Black Box: The Videos of Steve Reinke
by Robin Metcalfe. Parachute, Dec. 2000, no. 100.
Interview with Bruce LaBruce and G.B. Jones
by Cameron Bailey. Lux: A Decade of Artists' Film and Video, 2000. Toronto: YYZ Books/Pleasure Dome, 2000.
Interview with Mike Hoolboom
by Cameron Bailey. Lux A Decade of Artists' Film and Video, 2000. Toronto: YYZ Books/Pleasure Dome, 2000.
Black Box: The Videos of Steve Reinke
by Robin Metcalfe. Parachute, Winter 2000, no. 100.
Attack [retreat]
by Steve Reinke. Attack [retreat], 2000. Brussels: argos, 2000.
The Ghost of an Exquisite Corpse
by David Clark. LUX: A Decade of Artists' Film & Video, Fall 2000. Toronto: YYZ Books, 2000.
Flaming Creatures: New Tendencies in Canadian Video
by Gary Kibbins. LUX: A Decade of Film and Video, 2000. Toronto: YYZ Books/Pleasure Dome, 2000.
Kika Thorne: Bodies and Desire
by Mike Hoolboom. LUX: A Decade of Artists' Film & Video, 2000. Toronto: YYZ books and PleasureDome, 2000.
Mourning Pictures
by Mike Hoolboom. Lux: A Decade of Film and Video, 2000. Toronto: YYZ and Pleasure Dome, 2000.
The Autobiography of Steve Reinke
by Tom Folland. Steve Reinke, July Summer 2000, v. 12, no. 3. New York: Thread Waxing Space, 2000.
The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses
by Laura U. Marks. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000.
Who's Afraid of Film & Video in Scotland?: The Exhibition of...
by Ann Vance. Variant, Summer 1999, v. 2, no. 8.
The Secret Life of the City
by Lisa Gabrielle Mark. Accidental Audience: Urban Interventions YYZ Publication, 1999.
Vtape: FAQ & info
by Lissa Gibbs. The Independent, July 1999.
Hot New Stuff on Video from All Over the World
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Oct. 21, 1999, v. 19, no. 8.
(untitled)
Convergence Divergence> The Merging Film and Video, 1999. Halifax: The Atlantic Filmmakers' Cooperative, 1999.
Steve Reinke: Untitled (I saw my mother being kind to a child)
by Emily Vey Duke. I've forgotten your name, 1998. Vancouver: Anna Leonowens gallery, 1998.
Steve Reinke
by Lisa Gabrielle Mark. Poliester, 1997, v. 6, no. 19.
Toronto/generator/crossroads
by Peggy Gale. visuell(s), 1997, no. 6.
The Hundred Videos: Steve Reinke
by Teresa Casas.
Steve Reinke (exhibition): The Power Plant, Toronto, January 17 -...
by Ger. Zielinski. Parachute, Oct. Winter 1997.
Loving a Disappearing Image
by Laura U. Marks. Cinemas, Fall 1997, v. 8, no. 1-2.
The Festival That Rocks: Toronto's Images Festival of Independent...
by Barbara Mainguy. The Independent, July 1997.
Loving a Disappearing Image
by Laura U. Marks. Cinemas: Journal of Film Studies, 1997, v. 8, no. 1-2.
Tapes that think
by Gary Kibbins. Tapes that think, 1996. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art centre, 1996.
Straight women, gay porn, and the scene of erotic looking
by Laura U. Marks. Jump Cut, Mar. 1996, no. 40.
My So-Called Life
by Tom Folland. Fuse, Summer 1995, v. 18, no. 4.
Short films prove to be Toronto's strongest suit: Homegrown Movies
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Dec. 28, 1995, v. 15, no. 17.
Images Festival a window to the outer limits: Independent spirit...
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 27, 1995.
(untitled)
Beauty #2, 1995. Toronto: The Power Plant, 1995.
Beyond Queer Alibis / Thoughts on The Fruit Machine and Little...
by Thomas Waugh. Parallelogramme, 1994, v. 20, no. 3.
The Fruit Machine
by Thomas Waugh. Cinematheque Film Programme Guide, Fall 1994. Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario, 1994.
T.O. scene follows feature dream to the source
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Jan. 5, 1994, v. 13, no. 18.
All in the Family: An Examination of Community Access Cable in Canada
by Dot Tuer. Fuse, Spring 1994, v. 17, no. 3.
Philadelphia not a "gay film": There are plenty of homosexual...
by Sky Gilbert. The Toronto Star, Jan. 21, 1994.
Reinke work conceptually swift and sophisticated
by Cameron Bailey. Now, July 2, 1992, v. 11, no. 44.
Signs of a generational shift on indie production scene
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Dec. 24, 1992, v. 12, no. 17.
Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Suddenly a Must
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Apr. 30, 1992, v. 11, no. 35.
There's Too Much Love in the World-: Reviewing Everybody Loves...
by Andrew James Patterson. POV, Winter, no. 60.