videoloop, part of the installation «Hi There», Kunsthaus Baselland, 2018
page 102/103 of the publication «Hi There», Kunsthaus Baselland, 2018. Filmstill from the science fiction film «Caltiki»
page 80/81 of the publication «Hi There», Kunsthaus Baselland, 2018. NASA scientists and filmstill from the science fiction serial «Qautermass II»
Short extract from the science fiction film «Caltiki. The Immortal Monster».
The videoloop and the print is part of the installation «Hi There», now showing at Kunsthaus Baselland.
25.01. – 02.04 2018, kunsthausbaselland.ch
Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (Italian: Caltiki, il mostro immortale) is a 1959 Italian black-and-white science fiction-horror film. The film's storyline concerns a team of archaeologists investigating Mayan ruins who come across a creature that is a shapeless, amorphous blob. They manage to defeat it using fire, while keeping a sample of the creature. Meanwhile, a comet is due to pass close to the Earth, the very same comet that passed near the Earth at the time the Mayan civilization collapsed, raising the question: "Is there a connection between the creature and the comet"?
Quatermass II, is a British science-fiction serial, originally broadcast by BBC Television in the autumn of 1955. The serial sees Professor Bernard Quatermass of the British Experimental Rocket Group being asked to examine strange meteorite showers. His investigations lead to his uncovering a conspiracy involving alien infiltration at the highest levels of the British Government. As even some of Quatermass’s closest colleagues fall victim to the alien influence, he is forced to use his own unsafe rocket prototype, which recently caused a nuclear disaster at an Australian testing range, to prevent the aliens from taking over mankind.