This latest installment of Reinke’s ongoing video essay, Final Thoughts, takes as its ostensible subject friendship. And, indeed, more than Reinke’s usual work, A Boy Needs a Friend delves into friendship, in particular queer Nietzschean friendship. Monologue-based, with found footage, digital animation and cell phone footage. Frank, humorous, philosophical, irreverent.
Steve Reinke was born in 1963 in Eganville, Ontario. He is currently associate professor of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University. There are two books of his writing, Everybody Loves Nothing and The Shimmering Beast.