Memory, fantasy and the body have been central themes in Steve Reinke's work for a long time. In Rib Gets in the Way, Reinke takes the viewer on a journey through his universe in an associative film essay that deals with complex material humorously. Life philosophy, archiving, faith, AIDS, death and sex are dealt with, but also worms, nightlife, cells and hybrid art forms. Using light self-deprecation, Reinke makes brilliant connections between image and language. The film is a mix of found footage, abstract video animations and home videos.
Its final section is a seductive animation of the story The Honey Sacrifice from Nietzsche's Also Sprach Zarathustra. The colourful watercolours of various animals and humanoids were made by Jesse Mott. Rib Gets in the Way is part of Final Thoughts, Series Three.

Filmmaker
Steve Reinke
Country
USA, Canada
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
52’
Language
English
Producer
Steve Reinke
Sales
Steve Reinke
Writer
Steve Reinke
Cinematography
Steve Reinke
Editor
Steve Reinke
Production Design
Jessie Mott
Sound Design
Steve Reinke
Music
Steve Reinke
Cast
Esau McGhee
Website
http://www.stevereinke.com