Charles Recher, from Miami Beach, continues to build his particular oeuvre around the unexpected, delighting in presenting his work to unsuspecting audience members.
The public often will come upon his moving images in places where film is not normally found, such as in the window of a passing vehicle, a mobile television set cruising the neigborhood, or a hulking puppet wandering around on a street corner.
Recher has created more than 100 films and videos. His work runs the gamut from the film "Kwagh-hir (Thing of Magic)", a documentary of the theater tradition of the Tiv people of Nigeria, to "Cars & Fish", Miami Performing Arts Center’s inaugural video installation, which cast 600-foot long swirling images onto adjacent building façades during Art Basel/Miami Beach in 2005.
He has held numerous guest lectureships, including the University of Havana (Cuba). He was honored by being chosen for the "Masters of the Avant-Garde" film program at Harvard University's Carpenter Center for the Arts.
For fifteen years he taught the experimental film and video program that he originated for Miami-Dade College's Wolfson Campus. His awards and fellowships include Cultural Consortium Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts regional grants, and State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowships.
Cars & Fish
Cars & Fish - video installation by Charles Recher at Miami Performing Arts Center.
View some of Charles Recher's work at his online portfolio at SoutherArtestry.org.