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 point of hyperreality. "Romanticism is tempered" Reupke says, her moving images, "set within the post-industrial age depict landscapes organised for economic 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 interpreted by technologies (both current and historical), industry and inhabitants.
Several recent works will form part of the exhibition, including Parc Naturel (2003), Untitled No.1 and No.2 (2006), Ulriken and Pico Mirador (both 2004). Rachel Reupke was born in Henley-on-Thames in 1971 and studied at 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) and 24 Hour Fresh Air, L'Espace Croisé, Roubaix.