Steve Reinke

Steve REINKE (1963, Canada) is an actor, writer, and filmmaker based in Chicago, where he teaches at Northwestern University. He has a degree in Art and Design. His works are included in various art collections, including MoMA in New York and Centre Pompidou in Paris. He is best known for his ongoing series of monologue-based videos Final Thoughts, which he began in 2007. His films have been screened at many film festivals worldwide, such as Sundance, Berlinale, Rotterdam, BFI London and New York. He has often worked with James Richards and When We Were Monsters (2020) is the result of one of their collaborations.


(selection, all short) Hundred Videos Volume 1,2,3,4,5 (1990-1996), Andy (1997), Echo Valley (1997), Fireball (1998), Incidents of Travel (1998), How Photographs Are Stored in the Brain (1998), Spiritual Animal Kingdom (1998), Afternoon (1999), Sad Disco Fantasia (2000), Amsterdam Camera Vacation (2001), Anal Masturbation and Object Loss (2002), The Chocolate Factory (2004), Anthology of American Folk Song (2004), Ask the Insects (2005), The Mendi (2006), Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp) (2006), Final Thoughts: Series One (2007), Hobbit Love Is the Greatest Love (2007), Everybody (2009, co-dir), Boy/Analysis: An Abridgement of Melanie Klein’s “Narrative of a Child Analysis” (2008), Disambiguation (2009, co-dir), A Day for Cake and Accidents (2013, co-dir), Rib Gets in the Way (2014), A Boy Needs a Friend (2015), Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week (2016), Eat Your Secrets (2017, co-dir), When We Were Monsters (2020, co-dir), Contaminate Me (2021, co-dir)

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