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Oops wrong planet

Anouk De Clercq

video, b/w, 4:3, stereo, BE, 2009, 8’

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. The soundtrack of Scanner reinforces the static between distance and vicinity even further. There’s the temptation to look behind the picture, so as to bypass the interference and get to a clear picture. 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.

As part of this work a book Oops wrong planet is published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle

Sound Scanner
Animation Tom Kluyskens
Produced by Auguste Orts
Initiated by Initia
With the support of the Flemish Community

Oops wrong planet has been on display at the following locations:

OMSI Portland, (US) Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 DOK - OnderMEER Gent, (BE) Sunday, May 27 2018 International Film Festival Kaunas, (LT) Friday, Dec 8 2017 Argos Brussel, (BE) Sep 24–Oct 8 2017 Goldkante Bochum, (DE) Wednesday, Jan 20 2016 Suburban PS Rotterdam, (NL) Jul 21–Aug 3 2015 TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto, (CA) Sunday, Feb 1 2015 European Media Studies Potsdam, (DE) Tuesday, Dec 2 2014 CPH:DOX Copenhagen, (DK) Nov 6–Nov 16 2014 Festival International du Film de La Roche sur Yon, (FR) Saturday, Oct 18 2014 Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva, (CH) Jul 23–Sep 8 2013 Kontraste Krems, (AT) Oct 12–Oct 14 2012 A-Part Les Baux de Provence, (FR) Thursday, Jul 5 2012 Art Brussels - ING Brussel, (BE) Apr 19–Apr 22 2012 Buda Kortrijk, (BE) Thursday, Sep 22 2011 Red House Gallery New York, (US) Friday, May 27 2011 Videoex Festival Zürich, (CH) Saturday, May 21 2011 WRO Art Centre Wroclaw, (PL) May 10–May 15 2011 Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina Novi Sad, (CS) Dec 17–Dec 19 2010 Media 10 10 Festival du Court Métrage Namur, (BE) Nov 16–Nov 20 2010 OFFestival dokumentART Szczecin, (PL) Oct 8–Oct 13 2010 25 FPS Zagreb, (HR) Sep 21–Sep 26 2010 Exis, Experimental Film & Video Festival Seoul, (KR) Sep 1–Sep 7 2010 Mediaroom Amsterdam, (NL) Jun 17–Jul 8 2010 Cronosfera Torino, (IT) May 28–May 29 2010 M HKA Antwerpen, (BE) May 21–Aug 22 2010 Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne, (AU) May 20–Jul 18 2010 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, (DE) Friday, Apr 30 2010 European Media Art Festival Osnabruck, (DE) Friday, Apr 23 2010 Sonic Acts Amsterdam, (NL) Wednesday, Mar 24 2010 IFFR Rotterdam, (NL) Jan 27–Feb 7 2010 Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Madrid, (BE) Saturday, Nov 21 2009 MOCA Shanghai, (CN) Sep 12–Oct 18 2009