Opening Wednesday 21 January 6.30–9pm
22 January – 1 March 2015
Letter of Complaint is a film by Rachel Reupke. The work draws on a combination of banal and desperate letters of complaint to communicate something that could perhaps even be called celebratory.
The film follows Reupke’s ongoing interest in the expressive properties of stock images and the ways in which they respond and transform, when coupled with stillness and awkwardness. It is a process of introducing a level of fragility and ambivalence into images that have been emptied of these properties.
Rachel Reupke lives in London, UK. In 2013 she had a solo show at Cell Project Space, London. In 2014 her work has been shown at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria; Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA; Tate Britain, London; and Whitstable Biennial, UK. She was short-listed for the 2014 Jarman Award.
Letter of Complaint is commissioned by Cubitt in partnership with Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne. Following the showing of the work at Cubitt, from 6 March – 12 April 2015 the work will be exhibited in The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema’s new purpose-built space dedicated to the moving image.
Letter of Complaint exhibition installation views. Photography by Mark Blower.
Letter of Complaint, film stills