MEDIATED REALITY - Commissioned by EYE Filmmuseum, Mediated Reality is a machine that questions the reliability of film. The machine is able to both develop as copy film. In the past, negatives were used as proof of evidence. Mediated Reality copies the same film over and over again to show that negatives aren't reliable after all. During the process of copying, the film visually transforms and eventually becomes unrecognisable.
As input for this project undeveloped film recorded for Eric de Kuyper’s movie Naughty Boys from 1984, is used. Surprisingly, these film canisters remained untouched for 33 years sitting in the dark. A more authentic source you will not get.