This event features a selection of videos self-curated by Steve Reinke, and includes a discussion and audience Q&A moderated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan.
Clocking in at an average of three minutes or less and offering witty reflections on the possibilities of documentary, being gay, identity, psychoanalysis and science, this selection from the hundred videos that comprise Steve Reinke's avant-garde magnum opus are filled to bursting with queer spectacles, good humour, and laugh-out-loud ironies.
Signé Steve Reinke, ce chef-d'œuvre de l'avant-garde est composé d'une centaine de vidéos de trois minutes ou moins qui contiennent des réflexions sur les possibilités du documentaire, l'homosexualité, l'identité, la psychanalyse et la science. Ses segments sont débordants de spectacles queer, de bonne humeur et de moments d'ironie qui font rire aux éclats.
Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his video essays. His work has been screened and exhibited widely, including at the 2017 Venice Biennale, the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Centre Pompidou, MoMA, Sundance, and NYFF. He has written two books — Everybody Loves Nothing (04) and The Shimmering Beast (11) — and co-edited several anthologies. Reinke is also an associate professor in the department of art at Northwestern University.
Sarah Robayo Sheridan is curator at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. She teaches curatorial practice and has worked at a variety of non-profit galleries, museums, and festivals in Canada and abroad. Her recent research has focused on the early career of Les Levine, the subject of a circulating exhibition and forthcoming catalogue. She holds an MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts.