7pm Wednesday 4 May 2011
CAGE presents SOME RUSHES, a compilation screening by artists James Richards and Steve Reinke. Following Richards and Reinke's collaborative residency at Experimental Television Center, Newark Valley, Richards presents new material generated during the residency, compiled with clips and compositions from the artists' individual practices. SOME RUSHES uses CAGE as a test site for an informal, hour-long screening of raw, revised and in-progress footage.
This is the second collaboration between Richards and Reinke, who first created the 45-minute video DISAMBIGUATION in 2009. Richards, based in London, and Reinke, based in Chicago, developed the work by sharing, editing, amending and inserting their videos via the postal system. By contrast, SOME RUSHES sees the two artists sharing the same space and time, generating a pool of material that they will then work on separately.
- Isla Leaver-Yap
James Richards' practice finds lyrical and sensual correspondences between found and reconstructed images. Trawling his collection of second-hand DVDs, books, downloads and VHS tapes, sound clips, and personal observations of image-use in daily life, Richards' installation and video works interrogate the experience of what it is to view and be viewed.
Steve Reinke's video montages self-consciously explore the contact between biographical documents and cultural commentary. Personally engaging with the by-products of popular media, Reinke creates and reflects upon narratives refracted through the gaze of intimacy. Reinke is associate professor of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University, Illinois.
James Richards courtesy Rodeo, Istanbul.