The Lost is an art work that began in 2011, but it is a project that has its roots in the 1930s.
It is the title of a restoration project and research into “Die Verlorenen” a film which was uncovered in Siberia. The film which dates from the early 1930s was found in a large crate alongside an intriguing assortment of objects: medical instruments, sketchbooks, reams of notes and a selection of photographs which depict what seemed to be a cabaret. The found film material was, in many places, highly damaged and since 2011 Reynolds and his team have been painstakingly restoring the film footage. This process of restoration has revealed remarkable footage of what was intended to be a commercial vampire film.