Wild Gene

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"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.

Watch now on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/wildgene



Joris Gijsen

Produced by

Bart Van Langendonck - SAVAGE FILM


Canvas, Eyeworks Film & Tv Drama, Scio Productions, Boo Services, Koen Vanmechelen

Original Music


With the support of

The Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Belgian Tax Shelter For Film Financing, Canvas

Festivals & Awards

Festival International du Film sur l‘Art (FIFA)

FIFA Sélection officielle - long-métrage

Brussels Art Film Festival (BAFF)




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