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Reynold Reynolds at "AIR" exhibition + meeting with the artist

Reynold Reynolds' "Secret Machine" (2009), photo from the organisers

The meeting is lead by Agnieszka Sosnowska at the AIR Laboratory CSW on the 18th of August 2011 at 18:30

Note: It is held in English with a Polish translation.

Reynold Reynolds (born 1966, Central Alaska, USA) -  is currently in the residence of the A-I-R Laboratory programme at the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (June - August 2011). In 1995 he completed his masters degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He received a scholarship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2003 and a year later was invited to the American Academy in Berlin with a studio at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. In 2008 he received support from the German Kunstfonds to develop two projects in Berlin. He was resident at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany in 2010. Reynolds who mainly works with 16 or 8 mm was awarded at many film festivals including: US S-8mm Film Festival 1996, New York Underground Film Festival 1998, European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck 2008, Transmediale Berlin 2009.

His latest, surreal sophisticated films take place beyond time, in an undefined space. What bonds them is a vision of a young woman that constantly follows the director.

Featured screenings:

1. "Seven Days Til Sunday", 1998, 10 min.
    Super 8mm

A series of image sequences showing a human figure falling through a cityscape. The figure is rapidly annihilated by the forces of nature - fire and water.

2. "Burn", 2002, 10 min.

While a house is burning down, the people in it decide to focus on their emotional issues.

3. "Six Apartments", 2007,12 min.

Six people live in their apartments; isolated, side by side, oblivious to each other and the violent process of destruction affecting them, their apartments and the earth.

4. "Secrets Trilogy"

The "Secrets Trilogy" consists of three films that explore the unpredictable circumstances of life. The first part - "Secret Life" - was awarded at the EMAF European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck in Germany (2008). The second movie - "Secret Machine" - recieved a prize at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2009).

          -"Secret Life", 2008, 10 min.
             16mm and photographs

A woman is trapped in an apartment that comes alive. Her thoughts detach from her and begin to grow like plants, beset her and take over her apartment. They become a threat.

            -"Secret Machine" / "Tajemnicza Maszyna", 2009, 14 min.
              16mm and photographs

The same protagonist from the "Secret Life" meets an opponent who observes her, measures her body parts by comparing them with units of space and time. 

           - "Six Easy Pieces" / "Sześć łatwych kawałków", 2010, 10 min.
             16 mm and photographs

The project is based on a book: "Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of physics explained by its most brilliant teacher" by Richard P Feynman.

5."Last Day of the Republik", 2009, 8 min.
 16mm and photographs

The Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic) opened in 1976 and was a meeting place for the citizens of GDR and a symbol of the future. The unique modern building made of distinctive golden-mirrored windows served not only as headquarters for the East German Parliament but it also had auditoriums, galleries, five restaurants, concert halls and even a bowling alley.

Directer: Reynold Reynolds
Cinematography by Carlos Vasquez
Quoted poem: Gerhard Falkner
Composer: Giuseppe Iacono

Total projection time: 74 min

In May 2011 Reynolds together with Swiss artist Christoph Dreager prepared an exhibition entitled "Apocalypso place and the last news" at the lokal_30 Gallery in Warsaw.

Reynold Reynols
A-I-R laboratory residence: June- August 2011
The Kino.Lab exhibition wraps his residency project.


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