Exclusively starring nonactors, Scott Reeder’s first feature length film, Moon Dust, concerns the day-to-day lives of employees working for a failing lunar resort, now passé as Mars has become the new go-to vacation destination for the rich and adventurous. Using over 80 hours of footage—shot over the films decade-long production—the film’s minimalist monotone sets and jumpsuits harken back to the colors of Reeder’s own paintings, and the wildly colorful, geometric forms invoke a retrofuturist aesthetic.
About the artist
For the past decade, Scott Reeder has developed a practice so extensive and unique that it defies summarization. Reeder has always been a multifaceted artist: as a filmmaker, painter, sculptor, and performance artist. He is also highly regarded for his various curatorial projects organized collaborative with his brother Tyson Reeder and his wife Elysia Borowy-Reeder, often under the name Milwaukee International. Together they've developed General Store (2002), a Milwaukee storefront that acted as a retail art store selling small multiples whether they be sculptures, cassettes, or clothing; and the Dark Fair (2008–09), a contemporary art fair composed of select international galleries, that functions with one stipulation—that only candles, flashlights, and glow sticks may illuminate the work. Most recently, Reeder founded Club Nutz (2010), a comedy club, television show, and record label that appeared first at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and fairs like the Frieze Art Fair in London before finding its brick-and-mortar home in Chicago.