[NetBehaviour] Rachel Reupke at tank.tv & other news.

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Tue Nov 13 12:20:37 CET 2007

Rachel Reupke at tank.tv & other news.

*Rachel Reupke* 
*1st December - 1st January 2008 * 
tank.tv sees out the year with a solo show from Rachel Reupke. 

Showcasing a selection of chapters from her ongoing project of 
re-examining romantic filmic conventions in the age of mass reproduction, 
the programme will include previously unseen work. 

Inspired by the opening moments of Herzog's* Aguirre: Wrath of God*, 
Hitchcock's *North By Northwest *and the landscapes of Bruegel, Friedrich 
and Turner, in Reupke's work scenery and vistas are manipulated to the
of hyperreality. "Romanticism is tempered" Reupke says, her moving images, 
"set within the post-industrial age depict landscapes organised for
gain and social control, where technological progress, though impressive in 
scale and ambition, retains an underlying element of threat." 
Visually beautiful and delicately unsettling her work explores the tensions 
inherent in the contemporary vista as interpret ed by technologies (both 
current and historical), industry and inhabitants. 

Several recent works will form part of the exhibition. *Now Wait for Last 
Year* (2007) is made in response to the rapid developments in the 
architecture of contemporary Beijing and was made whilst the artist was on 
an Arts Council fellowship in China. Utilising 21st century techniques of 
digital manipiulation this work contrasts with the historical nature of the 
technology used to create * Land of Cockaigne* (2007). This god's eye view 
of the Sussex Downs was taken using the camera obscura at Foredown Tower in 
the village of Portslade. Taking it's cue from early camera obscura 
entertainments, fictional scenes are staged in the landscape which appear
the footage from this one continuous camera movement. 

Other works include *Parc Naturel* (2003), *Untitled No1 and No2* (2006)
*Tignes *(2005), Reupke's choreographed look at the French ski resort when 
Summer and neglect conspire to disrupt the views from a selection of 
'webcams'. Rachel Reupke was born in Henley-on-Thames in 1971 and studied
Nottingham Trent University and Goldsmiths College, London. She now lives 
and works in the British capital and recent exhibitions include * Land of 
Cockaigne*, Fabrica, Brighton; *Beyond the Country*, Lewis Glucksman 
Gallery, Cork; *Vidéo et après*, Pompidou Centre, Paris (solo screening)
*24 Hour Fresh Air*, L'Espace Croisé, Roubaix. 

Rachel Reupke is online at www.tank.tv http://tank.tv/
from 1st December 2007 - 1st January 2008. 


www.tank.tv <http://tank.tv/ > 

For all press enquiries please contact Alice O'Reilly, E: alice at tank.tv, 
Tel: +44 (0)207 434 0110, 
A: tank.tv / Tank Magazine 5th Floor 49 - 50 Great Marlborough Street, 
London, W1F 7JR.  

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