- Six Easy Pieces
- by Artstudio Reynolds 02 Aug 15:21
- Field of work
- video/film installation
Six Easy Pieces is the last part of the Secrets Trilogy; a three-part cycle exploring the imperceptible conditions that frame life and is preceded by Secret Life, 2008 (won the 2008 EMAF Festival Award at the European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck, Germany) and Secret Machine, 2009 (3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2009, Russia) The work is based on the book “Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of physics explained by its most brilliant teacher”. by Richard P. Feynman and brings together the following foundations:
1) Film as 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.
2) “Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.”
3) “The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths.”
Reynold Reynolds deconstructs film as the perfect synthesis of art and technology and the process of capturing, recording and bringing it back to life. The work connects art and science, focusing on space and time and romantically refers to an age when artists and scientists had similar concerns and were often one and the same person, as typified by Leonardo da Vinci. Philosophically and scientifically, the concept of time has been extensively discussed and investigated for more than twenty-five centuries, yet its real nature remains still unresolved; it has proven more mysterious and profound than life itself, but where the scholar fails, the artist dares tread.