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Oops Wrong Planet


Oops Wrong Planet

Director: Anouk De Clercq

Belgium, 2009, 8 minutes

Oops wrong planet shows an attractive, rolling landscape from a different planet. An attempt is made to establish contact. Long-distance communication is possible, albeit with some interference on the line. Clear contact appears impossible though. The static appears like a veil that clouds the picture. There’s the temptation to look behind the picture, so as to bypass the interference and get to a clear picture. The soundtrack of Scanner reinforces the static between distance and vicinity even further. Oops wrong planet permanently switches between what seems possible and impossible in terms of contact. It’s a grope in the dark, in search of the place where real contact can be possible, beyond time and space.

About the director:

Anouk De Clercq explores the potential of audiovisual language to create possible worlds, many of which have a strongly architectonic character. She has received several awards, including the Illy Prize at Art Brussels in 2005 and a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention in 2014. Her work has been shown in Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MAXXI, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ars Electronica, among others. Anouk De Clercq is affiliated to the School of Arts University College Ghent as an artistic researcher. Anouk De Clercq is a founding member of Auguste Orts and is represented by Gallery Sofie Van de Velde.

Screenings
  • Kaunas
  • December 8 19:00  Kaunas Artists' House (V. Putvinskio st. 56)