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Reynold Reynolds [Videonale.13]

*1966, in Alaska USA, lives and works in New York USA and Berlin GER
Studied at University of Colorado, Boulder USA and at School of Visual Arts, New York USA

Exhibitions [selection]:

2014 Reynold Reynolds: Six or Seven Pieces, Kunstpalais Erlangen GER [S] 

         Home Sweet Home, À propos de l’inquiétude, Dazibao, Montreal CAN 

         Reynold Reynolds: The Lost, MUAC Mexico City MEX [S] 

2013 VII Tashkent Biennale of Contemporary Art, ‘Different Cultures – One World’, Tashkent, UZB 

         Super 8, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro BRA 

         Reynold Reynolds: The Lost, West, The Hague NED [S] 

2012 Reynold Reynolds Solo Show, Videotage, Hong Kong CHN [S] 

         Based on a true story, Salvador Allende Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago CHL 

         9 + 1 Ways of Being Political, MoMA, New York USA 

2011 The collaborations of Reynold Reynolds & Christoph Draeger, Lokal_30, Warsaw POL [S]


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Six Easy Pieces, 2010, 7 min., sound, colour [VIDEONALE.13]

Time is the elusive entity that quietly percolates through our fingers. We have to impose a rhythmic order upon our existence – the sound of a clock, music with its beats and pauses, the ticking of machinery – since only this order allows us to sense the pulse of time as it flows. Reynold Reynolds uses “Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher”, a book by renowned physicist Richard P. Feynman as the scientific foundation for his artistic exploration of the issue of time. The artist juxtaposes imagery of scientific inquiry various measuring instruments and chemical equipment with organic matter, fish, flowers or with a human body, whose life span will inevitably come to an end, despite all of humankind’s scientific achievements. The video is inundated with traditional symbols of memento mori: mirrors that hint at the transitory nature of beauty; books that stand for the vanity of knowledge or a roulette wheel that reminds us of the unpredictable nature of life and death. Reynolds, a former physicist himself, mixes together imagery of transformation and decay to stimulate the viewer's contemplation of the issue of time and to show that artists and scientists often prove to be accomplices in the process of making sense of the world.

Olena Chervonik

Reynold Reynolds [ Videonale.13 ]