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  4. Secret Machine, Germany 2009
    HD video transferred from 16mm and photo-stills
    2-channel installation 7min

    Reynold Reynolds
    artstudioreynolds.com/
    facebook.com/Artstudio.Reynolds

    Secret Machine is the second of the Secrets Trilogy; a cycle exploring the imperceptible conditions that frame life and is preceded by Secret Life (2008) and followed by Six Easy Pieces (2010)

    In Secret Machine a woman is subjected to Muybridge’s motion studies. She is treated in the same fashion as in the original Muybridge photography: with Greek aesthetic in a Cartesian grid. A short time after Mybridge’s studies, Duchamp painted Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (1912) attempting to show time on a flat surface. He is expanding cubism and painting into another dimension: time. Time is about movement and change, like our experience of reality. Without change life does not exist. Photography does not capture this experience. In Secret Machine different filming techniques are compared to the motion of the body. The film camera becomes another measurement tool in a way a video camera cannot. The intention was to make an art piece from the point of view of a machine, specifically a camera.

    CREDITS

    Protagonist Helga Wretman
    Antagonist Ana Bellido
    Stand in for Antagonist Nana Bahlmann

    Cinematography by Carlos Vasquez

    Art Direction, Production Design: Maria Schöpe
    Motion Programming: Daniel Urria
    Assistant to Carlos Vasquez: Juan Manuel Ortiz
    Set Construction: Thomas Maurer
    Driver: Daniele Fermani
    Drawings: Clement Page
    Intern: Dylan Walsh
    Intern: Laura Speicher
    Math and Philosophy Consultant: Erik Douglas

    Post-Production
    Director Visual Effects: Carlos Vasquez
    Music, Additional Foley: Hannes Strobl
    Film to Video Transfer: Philipp Orgassa at "PICTORION Das Werk"

    Special Thanks to
    Anamarie Michnevich
    Jozefina Chetko
    Yuki Jungesblut
    Beate Kunst
    Catherine Nichols
    Rotraut Buß
    Friederike Oberlin

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