Oops wrong planet

Video, b/w, 4:3, stereo, 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. 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.

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
Title design Boy Vereecken, Kasia Korczak
With the support of the Flemish Community
Thank you Landschip, Edwin Carels
Distributed by Auguste Orts, LIMA, Light Cone


Nominated for a Tiger Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010
Nominated for the Qwartz New Media Arts Prize 2012

Previously on display at the following locations

M HKA, Antwerp