Planet Gaudium

Instead of the threatening invaders aliens are often depicted as, they might actually be loving creatures that can teach us many things. In Sterre Boessen’s science fiction film, post-human astronaut Angus Fictum travels to ‘Planet Gaudium’ with the mission to find new life forms. He discovers amazing organisms that flourish, evolve and regenerate infinitely, without any extinction or survival of the fittest scenarios. Meet the affectionate Semen Vitae, the steaming Incrementa or the caring Suffodio that are all part of an endless circle of life. These objects of Angus’ scientific research gradually start to grow on him, as you can read in his personal log. Perhaps his findings could inspire us to reconsider the way we organise life on earth before it is too late?

Sterre Boessen