Artist Projects

Burn


Reynold Reynolds

Reynold Reynolds’s film Burn is a narrative collage in which a house burns slowly from the inside out, while its occupants–seemingly oblivious to the spreading disaster–focus on the emotional issues and quotidian details of their lives. Like prisoners serving sentences without appeal or hope of reprieve, a couple sits quietly reading as fires spontaneously ignite and consume their clothing, books, and furniture. While using cinematic language to structure an anti-narrative film, the work manages to retain an intense sense of drama as the conflagration grows and envelopes the couples’ home.

Project Updates

  • 2010: Burn screens at Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of Creative Capital film festival

  • 2002: Burn premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

  • 2002: Burn is screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and the New York Underground Film Festival

  • 2002: Burn is presented as part of a solo exhibition at Roebling Hall in Brooklyn

  • 2003: Burn is included in the Black Maria Film Festival Tour