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1070 Brussels, Belgium

Kernwasser Wunderland

Anouk De Clercq, Joris Cool & Eavesdropper

video, b/w, 16:9, stereo, BE, 2004, 14’

Kernwasser Wunderland opens up a deserted landscape in a pregnant environment, a biotope subject to specific laws and its own ecology filled according to the intuitive logic of the unconscious and the imaginary.
The basis for the content is the great nuclear disaster in Chernobyl in april 1986. As a consequence of the great danger of radiation the whole area was declared inaccessible and was closed off with fencing and checkpoints. The radiation cannot be smelt or tasted, only a geigercounter can confirm its presence. This abandonment and brooding emptiness inspired us to reflect on nature and technology, in a fusion of sensual sound and image of both digital and natural worlds.

Animation Joris Cool
Music Eavesdropper
Produced Portapak, Foton, Z33, Knobsounds
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund
In the public collection of mediaartbase

Kernwasser Wunderland has been on display at the following locations:

Fokus, Nikolaj Kunsthal Copenhagen, (DK) Saturday, Feb 9 2013 Fokus, Nikolaj Kunsthal Copenhagen, (DK) Feb 7–Mar 3 2013 Cultuurcentrum Lier, (BE) May 25–Jun 9 2010 De Garage Mechelen, (BE) Apr 12–May 23 2010 Cultuurcentrum Beveren, (BE) Mar 22–Apr 12 2010 Cultuurcentrum Torhout, (BE) Mar 8–Mar 22 2010 Cultuurcentrum Wevelgem, (BE) Feb 22–Mar 8 2010 Cultuurcentrum Brecht, (BE) Feb 1–Feb 22 2010 Cultuurcentrum Mol, (BE) Jan 18–Feb 1 2010 Cultuurcentrum Den Blank Overijse, (BE) Jan 4–Apr 18 2010 Cultuurcentrum Ieper, (BE) Dec 1–Dec 16 2009 Cultuurcentrum Hasselt, (BE) Nov 17–Dec 1 2009 Mu.ZEE Oostende, (BE) Oct 26–Nov 17 2009 Cultuurcentrum Beringen, (BE) Oct 12–Oct 26 2009 Cultuurcentrum Willebroek, (BE) Sep 28–Oct 12 2009 Cultuurcentrum Roeselare, (BE) Sep 14–Sep 28 2009 Cultuurcentrum Schoten, (BE) May 12–Jun 2 2009 Cultuurcentrum Dilsen-Stokkem, (BE) Apr 27–May 12 2009 Cultuurcentrum De Meent Alsemberg, (BE) Mar 30–Apr 27 2009 Gemeenschapscentrum De Markten Brussels, (BE) Mar 16–Mar 30 2009 Cultuurcentrum Westrand Dilbeek, (BE) Mar 2–Mar 16 2009 Cultuurcentrum Genk, (BE) Jan 26–Feb 9 2009 Kaaistudio’s Brussels, (BE) Wednesday, Jan 21 2009 Cultuurcentrum De Werft Geel, (BE) Jan 12–Jan 16 2009 Cultuurcentrum Sint-Niklaas, (BE) Nov 9–Dec 1 2008 Pukkelpop Hasselt, (BE) Aug 14–Aug 16 2008 Melkweg Amsterdam, (NL) Sunday, Jan 7 2007 Cumbria Institute of the Arts Carlisle, (GB) Oct 26–Oct 27 2006 Earational 's Hertogenbosch, (NL) Sep 23–Oct 1 2006 Dissonanze Rome, (IT) May 19 2006–May 20 2005 Arnolfini Bristol, (GB) Friday, Mar 3 2006 FACT Liverpool, (GB) Wednesday, Feb 8 2006 Backstage/Montevideo Amsterdam, (NL) Tuesday, Jan 17 2006 Buda Kunstencentrum Kortrijk, (BE) Dec 8–Dec 18 2005 Nijmegen University Nijmegen, (NL) Thursday, Dec 8 2005 Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art Aalst, (BE) Nov 12–Dec 17 2005 Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement Genève, (CH) Nov 11–Nov 19 2005 Frieze Art Fair London, (GB) Oct 21–Oct 24 2005 Videomedeja Novi Sad, (RS) Sep 30–Oct 2 2005 Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló Castelló, (ES) Jul 8–Sep 18 2005 Itau Cultural Institute Belo Horizonte, (BR) Jul 6–Jul 28 2005 Filmtheater 't Hoogt Utrecht, (NL) Wednesday, Jun 22 2005 European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, (DE) Apr 20–Apr 24 2005 Arminius Rotterdam, (NL) Wednesday, Apr 20 2005 Melkweg Amsterdam, (BE) Apr 11–Apr 28 2005 IFFR Rotterdam, (NL) Jan 26–Feb 6 2005 Kaaitheater Brussels, (BE) Tuesday, Jan 18 2005 Beursschouwburg Brussels, (BE) Oct 27–Oct 30 2004 Limelight Filmhuis Kortrijk, (BE) Oct 3–Oct 27 2004 Cinematiek Utrecht, (NL) Tuesday, Sep 14 2004 Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, (NL) Jul 16–Aug 27 2004 Z33 Hasselt, (BE) May 20–Aug 15 2004