By Yasmijn Jarram

With his background in philosophy and physics, Reynold Reynolds has developed an amazing film-making practice in which he makes use of scientific methods of research. By taking variables from reality and subtly processing them one at a time, he reveals the larger, underlying relationships. In his films Reynolds makes us aware of the rather small frameworks we use when trying to comprehend complex reality.

Reynolds’ analytical films often display extremely physical and psychological situations that simultaneously repel and attract. Reynolds’ typical film language is based on transformation, consumption and decay. The central theme to many of his films is the relationship between man and the concept of ‘time’. Most of Reynolds’ film are 16-mm films, which summon up a sense of history and nostalgia and are reminiscent of the handmade look of early films.