12mins, silent, B & W
Lake (nocturne) is a study of the interplay of artificial light with the changing patterns and
movements in nature, exploring the illuminations and obfuscations that occur in landscape
after dark. The shadowy forms of landscaped lake and parkland also resonate with past
narratives of the pleasure garden, recalling the original meaning of nocturne as a term for
music composed to be performed at night-time, as accompaniment to the illuminated
tableaux, spectacles and fétes of grand gardens, evoking a lost domain.
Lucy Reynolds is a writer, artist and independent film programmer and Content Manager for
Luxonline, whose doctorate research explores British expanded cinema. She has curated
numerous screenings of artists film and video and her recent film programme, Describing
Form, exploring the relationship between film and sculpture, has toured museums and
galleries across Britain, from Tate Britain to Spacex, Exeter and the Henry Moore Institute.
Recent publications include 'Margaret Tait: The Marks of Time' in Subjects and Sequences:
A Margaret Tait Reader, 'Found Footage Film: The World in Fragments' in Ghostings: The
Role of the Archive in Contemporary Artists Film and Video and 'Filmaktion: New Directions
in Film Art' for Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde, Tate
Liverpool. She teaches the history and theory of film, specialising in artists moving image, at
the University of Westminster and Birkbeck College.
2003 - University of East London, PHD in Fine Art/Film History
1999-2001 University of East London, MA in Film History and Criticism
1991-1992 Glasgow School of Art, Postgraduate in Fine Art Photography
1987-1991 Reading University, BA (2/1) in Fine Art
1984-1985 Salisbury College of Art, Foundation Course
Aug 2002 - present Content Manager, LUXONLINE
Jan 2002 - June 2002 Project Manager, Shoot Shoot Shoot Exhibition, LUX
Jan 1997 - Aug 2002 Display Officer, British Film Institute
April 1995 - Sept 1996 Assistant Administrator, Artangel Trust
Jan 1993 - June 1994 Visual Arts and Film Coordinator, Bath Fringe Festival
Sept 1992 - April 1993 Gallery Assistant, F.Stop Gallery and Darkrooms, Bath
‘The Suspended Narratives of Stan Douglas’ Filmwaves Issue 16, 2002;
‘Altered States’, Vertigo Vol 2 No 4, Spring 2003;
‘The Twilight World of Sunset Beach’, essay for publication to accompany exhibition ‘Sun Set’, 10000mph Gallery, 2003
‘Re-interpreting Reel Time’ Filmwaves Issue 24, 2004;
‘Tony Sinden; Everything Must Go’ review for Vertigo Summer 2004;
‘Margaret Tait: Marks of Time’; Subjects and Sequences, A Margaret Tait Reader, 2004
‘Filmaktion: Multiscreen Experiments and the Collaborative Act’, paper given at Experimental Cinema Graduate
conference, University of Chicago, April 2004.
‘History Replayed’, a conference on Archival footage for the London Film Festival 2005
‘Throw Your Watch to the Water: Intuiting Jose Val del Omar’, Vertigo Autumn 2005
Filmaktion: An online exhibition, AHRC British Film and Video Artists Study Collection 2005.
‘Changing States: Contemporary Art and Ideas in an Era of Globalisation’: Review for Vertigo Autumn 2005.
‘Video Art: A Guided Tour’: Review for Contemporary Magazine – Winter 2006.
‘Outside the Archive: The World in Fragments’, Ghostings, Picture This 2006
‘The Ambiguity of Reality’, Civic Life: The Desperate Optimists 2006
Sarah Dobai: Films and Photographs, Exhibition catalogue, Kettles Yard 2006 (essay)
The Films of Peter Todd, artists monograph 2006 (essay).
House without a Door, Bernd Behr, paper given as part of panel discussion, Chisenhale Gallery, Oct 2006.
'Filmaktion: New Directions in Film Art', Centre of the Creative Universe catalogue, Tate Liverpool/University of Liverpool
'Transmission: Working from the Collection', paper for symposium, Sheffield Hallam University, March 2007
Gallery talk, Jaki Irvine, Chisenhale Gallery, Nov 2007
Art, Film and Architecture, talk about the work of Anna Best, Plymouth Art Centre, Jan 2008
Expanded Ideas of the Moving Image, talk at Serpentine Gallery, Jan 2008
In Conversation with Catherine Yass, Welcome Trust, Feb 2008
Fire Under Snow, Darren Almond, participant in a symposium, Parasol Unit, Feb 2008
'Real Time/Space' (paper) Technologies and Experimental Film panel, Society of Screen and Media Studies Conference,
Philadelphia, March 2008
Curatorial Film Programmes
‘Avant-Garde’, ‘40s-50s Avant-Garde’, ‘Experimental’, Mellow Birds Gallery 1999/2000
‘Becoming Animal’, Austrian Cultural Forum, Dublin Film Theatre 2001/2;
‘Unscene: Avant-garde landscape Films’, Gasworks Gallery 2002;
‘Cinematheque’,Five Years Gallery 2002,
‘Forms of Resistance’, LUX salon, 2003
‘Describing Form, LUX Open, Royal College of Art, 2003
‘Changing Times’, Tate Britain 2003
‘Describing Form’ touring programme to Henry Moore Institute, Tate Britain, Mead Gallery, Kettles Yard, Spacex, New Art
Centre, Roche Court, Hull Film Festival, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Outpost Gallery, Norwich & the Newlyn Art Centre
‘45RPM’ Gasworks Gallery, Angel Row, Nottingham, 2005
‘A Brief History of Film/Sound’, part of The Other Side of Silence seminars, The Photographers Gallery, 2006
'In the Society of London Ladies', Miss China Beauty Gallery, Paris (part of Nuits Blanches celebrations), 2006.
Pleasure Gardens: A Film Programme for the Tatton Hall Biennale, May 2008
Marie Menken film programmes, Tate Modern, Nov/Dec 2008
Watershed Arts Centre (Concourse Space), Bristol, 1993
F.Stop Gallery (group show), Bath, 1993
Bath Fringe Festival visual arts programme, 1993
Photographs, South Hill Park Arts Centre, 2000
‘Ailleurs,’ (group show), Museum of Installation, 2003
‘The Audible Picture Show’, Cambridge Film Festival, Curzon Soho, 2003/4
'In the Society of London Ladies', Miss China Beauty Gallery, Paris (part of Nuits Blanches celebrations), 2006
'Future Landscapes', Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge, July 2007
'The Nature of Our Looking', National Film Theatre, London, Nov 2007
'Parallax', Fieldgate Gallery, London, April 2008