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Hyperreal Documentary Channel (2017)

video, 10'15"

‘Hyperreal Documentary Channel’ explores how the Past is portrayed in the TV medium, from documentaries to tv shopping. This channel could be described as a parody of those constructed narratives that stage our collective Past.

The focus here is on the process of commodification in which this fetichised relation seems to take place.

The video displays an advertisement of tourist shop items portrayed as ancient artefacts. This is juxtaposed to an authoritarian documentary, who supposedly offers a scientific and truthful insight in the excavation of our past.

Their bringing forth challenges the implicit hierarchy of authenticity, as well as the multitude of

constructed-truths feeding information to the general public through mass culture.


video stills

Special thanks to Nicolas Canal Tinius and Steve Radmall for their participation