Ruby Que is a Chicago-based installation artist and filmmaker. In their work they adopt strays and revive ghosts. Many of their projects explore various forms of ruination, such as abandoned sites, obsolete media, and traumatic memories. Shifting between different cinematic formats and modes of (re)presentation, their practice occupies the gaps between past and present, alien and familiar. They often engage the audience as co-authors as human connection is at the center of their art.
Ghost Trains, 2021, Super 8mm film, 16mm film, 35mm slides, and digital projection
Film Is Light, 2021, Wood, 16mm archival film, digital projection, 16mm film projector, and 16mm clear leader
Peep Show, 2021, 8mm vintage erotica from the porn collection of Sun Ra’s manager (acquired from Tatsu Aoki), 16mm film, 35mm slides, and digital projection
here is a puddle, 2019, Wood, crystal organza, paper, glass, and digital projection