Reynold Reynolds, 2013-2015/1933

The Lost

The first artist to receive funding from Fluentum has been American film and video artist Reynold Reynolds, who has already contributed several works (Secret Life, Secret Machine and Six Easy Pieces) to the collection.

Reynolds' work – called The Lost – is a B/W film with a plot told through the eyes of a young English writer, Christopher, who comes to Berlin and moves into a cabaret where an eccentric old man adopts young performers, dancers, artists and musicians to live and work in his building. In the basement Christopher witnesses experiments on the edge of life and death which seem more mysterious than scientific. While he settles in, wanders the city and begins to write, the cabaret is under threat from upstanding citizens and authorities, who claim that what goes on in the building is immoral.

The work is available as a feature-length film of about 77 minutes, but was originally meant to be presented as a multi-channel video installation. A recent documentation covers the first show at Volkspaleis, The Hague, The Netherlands:


The Lost
Reynold Reynolds
7 channel video installation, B/W video from 16mm film, stereo audio
1920px x 1080px, 15'-20'