AN ARROW POINTING TO A HOLE
A night monologue interspersed with other material and ending with Video to Placate Artaud. The artist talks about empathy, tattoos and how our microbiomes are taking over our subconscious, among other things.
“Steve Reinke is one of film’s most rigorous yet playful purveyors of irony, his films exploring the tension between earnest sincerity and ironic provocation with the same reverence reserved for philosophical inquiry. Here Reinke states that ‘We are not post-human; we’ve gone past the post-human and are now pre-microbiome’ and from this spins out a droll and unnervingly high-wire confessional on the loss of his subconscious, rattling through arch ruminations on sex, death, empathy and the encroaching governance of his gut, with a warmly inviting tone that belies the sharp, idiosyncratic nature of his thoughts.”
— Tom Grimshaw