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June 25th - July 19th 2009
Preview - Thursday 25th June 6 - 8pm
Moot are pleased to present a solo exhibition of new commissioned work by London based artist Rachel Reupke.
Reupke's video works examine the mediation of experience through technology, employing a variety of delivery systems including cinematic special effects, webcams and camera obscura. Reupke's recent video, text and collage works have focused upon ideas of social positioning and taste as defined by popular media.
This exhibition will see Reupke building on new work created from her involvement in the Moot publication, The Long Take. Swing Gang combines sculptural displays with language sourced from commercial stock footage libraries. Acting as an experiment in set dressing for a future video production, this new installation describes common concerns such as age, sex, money, health and wellbeing arising from a search for footage featuring towels.
By examining how taste and trends are used to enforce particular ideas of social groupings, Swing Gang challenges the idea of these marketing images being communicative on a universal level, to suggest them perhaps meaningless to the individual.
Rachel Reupke's work has been widely exhibited internationally in galleries and film festivals. Recent exhibitions include 'The Politics in the Room ' , a moving image project created by the LUX Associate Artists Programme; 'The Long Take', Moot, Nottingham, UK; 'Zoo Art Fair 2008', Moot, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; 'Cinema Sim', Instituto Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil; ' Zodiac 3000', International Project Space, Birmingham, UK; 'Come and Go: Fiction and Reality', Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal and 'Pilot 3', London and Venice. Reupke is the recipient of this year's Bristol Mean Time residency, awarded by FLAMIN (Film London Artists' Moving Image Network) and Picture This.