22 April 2016 - Beursschouwburg, Brussels
This screening proposes a survey of British artist Rachel Reupke’s moving image works, including the Belgian premiere of Letter of Complaint which draws on a combination of banal and desperate letters of complaint in order to communicate something that could perhaps even be called celebratory. Letter of Complaint expands on Reupke’s ongoing interest in the expressive properties of stock images and the ways in which—when coupled with stillness and awkwardness—they respond and transform.
In Reupke’s work, there is often something slightly off. Whilst in earlier pieces, videos which almost looked like paintings, something small would happen that the viewer might not even notice, in recent years her work has turned to exploring the uneasiness of human relations: from the struggle to be heard to the uncanny conventions around social interactions such as drinking, dating and domestic arrangements.