Labor Berlin # 4: Secrets Trilogy

Labor Berlin # 4: Secrets Trilogy

Reynold Reynolds. Still from Secret Life (2008)
Reynold Reynolds. Still from Secret Life (2008)

During the Last three years Reynold Reynolds has been working on The Secrets Trilogy; a cycle that explores the imperceptible conditions that frame life. In Secret Life (2008), a woman is trapped in an apartment filled with moving plants. Her mind is a clock whose hands pin the events of her life to the tapestry of time. Her thoughts escape her and come to life inhabiting the space around her: living, breathing and dying. In Secret Machine (2009) Muybridge’s photographic experiments form a bridge between art and science where the film camera is both a measurement tool and a means of artistic expression. Six Easy Pieces (2010) is based on Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of physics explained by its most brilliant teacher by Richard P. Feynman, and brings together the foundations of "Film is the Seventh Art" (Ricciotto Canudo) and "Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting." (Gottfried Leibniz).


For Six Easy Pieces, Reynolds moved his entire studio into the art space, producing the film-work live to an audience. The live construction of the image destroys the illusion of film, revealing the studio process as art. In March 2011 Reynolds will film part of his new work as film performances in the space of the HKW showing that art can be made outside the artist’s studio.


The Secrets Trilogy is part of the ongoing Labor Berlin series at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), a project dedicated to the creativity and potential of international artists with the city as their new home and focuses on Berlin and its production conditions for artistic creation.


The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is a place for international contemporary arts and a forum for current developments and discourse. It presents artistic productions from around the world, with a special focus on non-European cultures and societies. Visual arts, music, literature, performing arts, film, academic discussions and digital media are all linked in an interdisciplinary programme that is unique in Europe.


Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin


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