Nibiru P1080904 web


No one ever discovered Nibiru – ‘Planet of crossing’- the ninth planet that is said to visit our solar system ones in a 3000 years. With its huge mass and elongated different angled orbit it causes a slight moment of disorient to our known planets, what would explain their offbeat position compared with the human made calculations.

Intrigued by this ancient story de Groot goes in conversation about the position and movement of this lost planet. How does this galaxy old choreography of Nibiru look like, sound like?

Nibiru Quartair - ed jansen


Nibiru is an audiovisual performance instrument constructed from simple, yet unstable handmade pendulum oscillators. The pendulums are activated by rhythmical body movements which then scratch complex curvilinear patterns into black chalk treated glass.

Noises of instability and resistance in the apparatus are amplified and sound patterns are created by light sensitive speakers that scan the changing projected geometric line image.

Rhythmical movement, light and sound all come together naturally as an analogy for cosmological trajectories, whereas the drawing becomes a plotted chronicle of Nibiru’s dance.

Read the interview with ATTN Magazine

This work is made possible with the support of iii and FIBER Amsterdam in collaboration with Mirage Festival Lyon


Nibiru Mirage P1000918 web

Nibiru Mirage projectionP1010025 web

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Nibiru sphaerae P1080898 web