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MCA Screen: Scott Reeder, Moon Dust

Free (with admission)

About

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.

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Film still of a man in a khaki jumpsuit and a grey, cubic robot in a purple and teal futuristic bedroom
Scott Reeder, Still from Moon Dust, 2015 Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta

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Film still of a person wearing a peach jumpsuit and one handcuff crouching in the small doorway of a mustard yellow room and aiming a three barrel gun to the left of the camera
Scott Reeder, Still from Moon Dust, 2015 Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta

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Film still of two men, one standing and one seated, dressed in blue jumpsuits talking near a futuristic console
Scott Reeder, Still from Moon Dust, 2015 Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta
 

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.