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Installation Shot, Utrecht Down Under, Utrecht Wolvenplein Prison, 2015Installation Shot, Utrecht Down Under, Utrecht Wolvenplein Prison, 2015

Waves | Hijacking The News, 2015
Single Channel Version / HD / 4.35 min.
Two-Channel Installation version / HD + PAL, synced /  7.30 min.

On january 29th of 2015, a 19 year old man hijacked the dutch news broadcast of the NOS, the biggest news broadcaster of the Netherlands. He got into the studio with a fake gun, demanding air time to broadcast a message that, according to him, would concern everyone- but it never got to that. The security guard he took hostage on the way in lead him to an empty studio, where camera's were rolling and the microphone was on. Meanwhile, the NOS building was evacuated, and screens went black. For the first time in 60 years the channel did not run the 8-o clock edition of the news. The word spread fast, and the absence of the news became the new news.

Utrecht down Under (Utrecht, NL)
Urban Screen (Tilburg, NL)
Brussels Art Departement (Brussels, BE)
Bristol Art Weekender (Bristol, UK)

The Unstitute (Online, USA)
Index Art Center Newark (Newark, USA)
FaB Festival 2015 (Bath, UK)

Hartje Utrecht (NL)
Trouw (NL)