Photographs often serve as proof of evidence in crime scenes. In the past, negatives were used because these are the first results of developing film. Mediated Reality is a machine that questions the reliability of this medium. The machine develops film and copies the film right away. This process happens in the dark. As input for this project undeveloped film recorded for Eric de Kuyper’s movie Naughty Boys in 1984, is used. Surprisingly, these film canisters remained untouched for 33 years sitting in the dark. By making a contact print of the original negative film, a positive copy emerges. During this proces of copying, many other negatives are produced, which start to look completely different from the original movie.
commissioned by EYE Filmmuseum