Video

Afternoon (March 22, 1999)

Steve Reinke

1999, 23:00 minutes, colour, english

TAPECODE 345.122

"Afternoon is a aome-movie-like video in which the maker films and ‘lives’ a specific afternoon from his life. The artist spends the afternoon in his tiny apartment listening to music he dislikes and ruminating on what it means to be an artist. All the edits are in-camera and the monologues and songs are largely improvised." - Lux

"Afternoon is a virtuoso performance for Reinke’s brand- new digital camera, which he manages to tuck in his armpit so that he can speak into the microphone while testing the properties of the lens. Edited in camera, it pays no mind to the medium’s postproduction po- tential." - Laura U. Marks

"A picture showed a go-go dancer named Eddie contorted into one of those poses where you saw more of him at once in one angle than you ever could of yourself or the people you've slept with." -Robert Lee

"We have convictions only if we have studied nothing thoroughly." -Cioran

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