This screening proposes a survey of British artist Rachel Reupke’s moving image works.
This screening proposes a survey of British artist Rachel Reupke’s moving image works, including the Belgian premiere of Letter of Complaint, which draws on a combination of banal and desperate letters of complaint, in order to communicate something that could perhaps even be called celebratory. Letter of Complaint expands on Reupke’s ongoing interest in the expressive properties of stock images and the ways in which – when coupled with stillness and awkwardness – they respond and transform.
In Reupke’s work, there is often something slightly off. Whilst in earlier pieces, videos which almost looked like paintings, something small would happen that the viewer might not even notice, in recent years her work has turned to exploring the uneasiness of human relations: from the struggle to be heard to the uncanny conventions around social interactions such as drinking, dating and domestic arrangements.
Containing Matters of no Very Peaceable Colour
Rachel Reupke, UK, 2009, 5 mins, digital file
10 Seconds or Greater
Rachel Reupke, UK, 2009, 15 min, digital file
Dichtung und Wahrheit
Peter Kubelka, Austria, 2003, 13 min. 16mm – silent
Syntax Martha Haslanger, USA, 1973, 13 min, 16mm
Wine and Spirits
Rachel Reupke, UK, 2013, 20 min, digital file – silent
Letter of Complaint
Rachel Reupke, UK, 2015, 10 min, digital file
In collaboration with LUX, the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists' moving image. LUX is a partner in the project On & For Production, initiated by Auguste Orts.
Free for subbacultcha! members.