WILD GENE

"Wild Gene", a 70min documentary by Joris Gijsen on Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, gives a unique insight in the studio practice of one of the most prominent Belgian artists of the last decade. For six years, Gijsen followed the artist on his work trips around the globe, revealing what drives the artist’s relentless energy and his many encounters. Wild Gene reveals how the artist constantly broadens his philosophical foundation through remarkable contacts with scientists such as Jean-Jacques Cassiman, architect Mario Botta, international curators, thinkers, and indigenous communities.
World première: Oct. 26, 2019
International première: FIFA Montréal, March 2020
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