Tuesday 22 April 2014

Secrets Trilogy by Reynold Reynolds

Just came across by accident, the Secrets Trilogy by Reynold Reynolds . His artistic style and powerful language through visual art made me enjoy his work even more.
Before you proceeds towards his work, just a warning that the content is for mature audience.
The Secret Trilogy is a cycle exploring the imperceptible conditions that frame life.

Secret Life (2008)

Reynold Reynolds
Still from Secret Life by Reynold Reynolds
Secret Life portrays a woman trapped in an apartment with a life of its own. Transcending the narrative horizons of human desire, the film visits upon us a glimpse of a shared and sacred reality. A work that defies the ultimate metaphysical taboos of temporality by combining novel technique with intrepid philosophical vision; and daring to present that which is seldom, if ever, portrayed in any artistic medium.

Impossibilities are made possible through Reynolds’ signature aesthetic, a lens that can fill one with reverence for the mundane.

Have you ever wondered what time sees, experiences? Without mortal assumptions about time, the occupant of the apartment is no longer limited even to unique location, but here, seen through the eye of time, space itself is now become alive. Without the context of space and time, the woman’s mind collapses and neglects the organization of her experience, leaving her only with sensations. The viewer may ask: Is it her mind or is it time itself that creates the uncontrolled and uncontrollable environment? The work suggests that all living things are endowed with consciousness, meaning all living things have awareness. While the space increases in its activity, the woman becomes an ever more passive element in her world. She moves at a mechanical speed and her mind is like a clock whose hands pin the events of her life to the tapestry of time, all the while, the truth is transcendentally reflected in the mechanical eye of the camera. Her thoughts escape her and come to life, growing like the plants that inhabit the space around her: living, searching, feeling, breathing and dying.

Secret Life from Artstudio Reynolds on Vimeo.

Secret Machine (2009)

Reynold Reynolds
Still from Secret Machine by Reynold Reynolds
In Secret Machine a woman is subjected to Muybridge’s motion studies. She is treated in the same fashion as in the original Muybridge photography: with Greek aesthetic in a Cartesian grid. A short time after Mybridge’s studies, Duchamp painted Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (1912) attempting to show time on a flat surface. He is expanding cubism and painting into another dimension: time. Time is about movement and change, like our experience of reality. Without change life does not exist. Photography does not capture this experience.

In Secret Machine different filming techniques are compared to the motion of the body. The film camera becomes another measurement tool in a way a video camera cannot. The intention was to make an art piece from the point of view of a machine, specifically a camera.

Secret Machine from Artstudio Reynolds on Vimeo.

Six Easy Pieces (2010)

Reynold Reynolds
Still from Six Easy Pieces by Reynold Reynolds
The work is based on the book “Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of physics explained by its most brilliant teacher”. by Richard P. Feynman

"Film is the Seventh Art, a superb conciliation of the Rhythms of Space (the Plastic Arts) and the Rhythms of Time (music, poetry and dance), a synthesis of the ancient arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, poetry and dance." -Ricciotto Canudo

Six Easy Pieces from Artstudio Reynolds on Vimeo.

Check out more about the artist at:

Website: http://artstudioreynolds.com/
Vimeo Album: https://vimeo.com/album/1915391
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/Artstudio.Reynolds
Flicker: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artstudioreynolds/sets/


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