Reynold Reynolds and Patrick Jolley in cooperation with Samara Golden
16.09.2005, 18 pm
17.09 - 29.10.05
A woman pulls a suitcase out of its hiding place; inside is her body.
Haunted by the idea that the former occupant is still living in the
apartment she now inhabits, the strange story takes its course.
Based on this scenario SUGAR occupies a space between cinema and gallery.
One component of the SUGAR project is a long film loop. This uses the
language and narrative codes of cinema to tell a story whose form and
momentum are entirely circular. Time expands and contracts throughout a
spiraling sequence of events experienced or imagined. These perceptions are
described through morphing perspectives that range through objective,
subjective, voyeuristic, dream, delusion and hallucination.
The line between the narration and the protagonist's psychosis blurs. The
film captures her schizophrenic perceptions in the same way as the real
situation inside the apartment, and through this amalgamation it becomes
practically impossible to untie the knot and discern between psychosis and
Additional images and sculptural works presented with the film were created
in response to questions that arose during the process of making the film:
How do the dynamics of cinematic and gallery space differ.
How long does it take an event to happen? How long does it take to relate to
an event? What is the difference between time experienced and time imagined?
SUGAR is the fourth film work by Patrick Jolley and Reynold Reynolds. The
story scenarios were worked out during filming with Samara Golden who plays
the part of the tenant.