A DAY FOR CAKE AND ACCIDENTS
Reinke continues to explore the quirky possibilities of the animation film, collaborating once again with Jessie Mott, who delivers her idiosyncratic drawings, paintings and collages, plus also wrote the accompanying texts. References to cartoons and comics are once more evident, though Reinke stays somewhat of a league of its own. ‘A Day for Cake and Accidents’ brings up the parade of animals that refer to mythology and saga – a double headed unicorn or a sphinx-like creature for instance – as seen before in Reinkes earlier ‘Everybody’. In a deadpan matter-of-fact manner these creatures state and comment, ranging from simple axiomatic facts (“Today is our Birthday”) over comical philosophical-like statements (“The moon is melting”, “Saturn is cracking”) to completely absurd remarks (“It gives me a small egg, provokes my tendency for coma”). Driven by a thumping techno beat or the snare of a drum-computer plus a nimbly montage, Reinke opts once again for the short format of the music video (not to mention the tons of musical references to pop culture). As the title of this work points out, this brave ‘A Day for Cake and Accidents’ refuses to take a clean-cut position. Not able to choose between fantasy or reality, between irony or melancholy, nor between light-footedness or defeatism, this piece disconcerts and discomforts as it amuses oh so strongly at the same time.