Biography  

English
(born 1956 in Düsseldorf)
In the late 1970s and 80s he was a member of the film ensemble Schmelzdahin. Beginning in the 80s he began making his own work in film, performance and installation often rooted in manual processing of film footage using mechanic and chemical influences and reconstruction of the cinematographic apparatus. Since 1992 he works together with the sound artist Thomas Köner in the fields of film, installation and performance. His works have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Auditorium of the Louvre, Paris; Filmmuseum Amsterdam; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. 1997 he has got a scholarship from the Kunstfond in Bonn. Reble lives and works in Bonn, Germany.

Presentations among others:
Museum of Modern Art, New York / Auditorium du Louvre, Paris / Filmmuseum Amsterdam, …


Werkverzeichnis / Work Directory (Selection):

1984 - Stadt in Flammen - Super 8 Film*
1984 - Weltenempfänger - Super 8 Film *
1986 - Aus den Algen - Super 8 Film *
1987 - Der General - Super 8 Film *
1987 - Wir lagern ums Feuer - Super 8 Performance *
1988 - Schildmeyer Darlaten - Super 8 Film *
1988 - Weißpfennig - Super 8 Film *
1989 - 15 Tage Fieber - Super 8 Film *
1989 - Flamethrowers - Super 8 Triple Projection *
1989 - Rumpelstilzchen - 16mm BlowUp from Super 8
1990 - Passion - 16mm BlowUp from Super 8
1991 - Zillertal - 35mm Performance
1992 - Alchemie - 16mm Film Performance
1992 - Das goldene Tor - 16mm BlowUp from Super 8
1992 - Sisyphus - Film Installation
1993 - Ein bewärter Partner - 16mm Film
1993 - Das galaktische Zentrum - Film Installation
1994 - Film Workshop for Hand Processing
1995 - Instabile Materie - 16mm Film
1995 - Gondola - Film Installation
1996 - Pulsar - 16mm Film Installation
1997 - Tabula Smaragdina - 16mm Film Performance
1997 - Chicago - 16mm Film
1997 - Under the floating Ground -Film Installation
1997 - Porter Ricks & Reble - 16mm Multiprojection
1998 - Aszendent - 16mm Film Installation
1998 - Pulsar - 16mm Multiprojection
1999 - Zillertal - 16mm BlowDown from 35mm
1999 - ChRoma - Performance with 24 Film Projectors
2000 - Anaglyph - 16mm Installation
2002 - Barockmaschine - 16mm Multiprojection
2004 - Arktis, HD-Video
2004 - Die chemische Botschaft - 16mm Installation
2005 - Quasar - Performance for 5 16mm Projectors
2006 - Yamanote Lightblast - HD-Video from 16mm
2009 - Materia Obscura - HD-Video Performance
2010 - Zagreb Tram Station - HD-Video from 16mm
2011 - Liquid Movements - HD-Video from 16mm
2016 - Das Schöpfwerk - HD-Video from 16mm
2018 - Chemical Interventin in Film History - Performance
* Collective Works with Schmelzdahin

 










Deutsch
(*Düsseldorf 1956)
Von 1979 bis 1989 war er zusammen mit Jochen Lempert und Jochen Müller Mitglied des Filmkollektivs Schmelzdahin. Er widmet seine Arbeit der Manipulierung der Filmemulsion mit biologischen und chemischen Mitteln. Seit 1992 arbeitet er mit dem Klangkünstler Thomas Köner in verschiedenen Performances zusammen. 1997 - 2003 begleitete er die Konzerte von Porter Ricks mit speziellen visuellen Arangements. 1997 erhielt er ein Stipendium des Kunstfond Bonn. Reble ist als Filmalchemist bekannt, denn er sucht das besondere Merkmal des Bildes. Die willkürliche Manipulierung mit chemischen und biologischen Prozessen hat als Ergebnis einen Sturm von nicht linearen Bildern, die sich rings um die Abstraktion, die Form und die Farbe konzentrieren.

 



Screenings / Performances (selection):

2016
San Francisco Cinematheque
2014
Seoul, Museum of Contemporary Arts
2011
Rio de Janeiro Multiplicidade
2010
Paris, Centre Pompidou
Berlin Transmediale
2009
Potsdam - Babelsberg HFF Montage Forum
2008
Zagreb, 25 fps festival, Jury member and work show
2007

Berlin, Arsenal Kino
Frankfurt Filminstitut
Toronto, Goethe Institut
2005
Brussels Filmmuseum
2004
Freiburg, Kommunales Kino
London Film Festival
2001
Köln, Kunsthochschule für Medien
Lisbon, Cinemateca Potuguesa
2000
Beijing, Shifan Daxue
Torino, Lo Spazio Sospeso
1999
New York Film Festival, Views from the avantgarde
1998
Amsterdam, Nederlands Filmmuseum
Bonn, Kunstverein
1997
Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux Arts
Berlin, Akademie der Künste
1995
Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou
Paris, Auditorium du Louvre
1994
Sydney, Performance Space
Paris, Mutations de l'image
1993
New York, American Museum of Moving Image
Scratch Projection, Paris
Manchester 1st Film Forum
Berlin Filmfestspiele
1991
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Cineprobe
Berkeley, Pacific Film Archive
Osnabrück, Media Art Festival


Works in public collections

16 mm film prints are bought by museums / archives
• Centre George Pompidou, Paris
• Archives du film experimental, Avignon
• Musée du Louvre, Paris
• Filmmuseum München
• University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Library

Selectet films / videos are presented in compiled programs by:
• Goethe Institut, München

Film prints and Videos are in distribution at:
• Light Cone, Paris
• New York Filmmakers Coop
• Freunde der deutschen Kinemathek, Berlin

A DVD-PAL of Das goldene Tor and Passion is available at:
• Re-voir, France