In Portraits, Aline Breucker and Quintijn Ketels portray two very different circus artists: Camille Paycha and Sander De Cuyper. A surprising portrait of the situation is created with circus techniques, drawings and monotypes.
The underlying idea is quite simple. The audience enters a studio where people are busy working and philosophising. In the meantime, the performers try to structure their ideas and to find a place for things. Portraits questions the links between movement and traces, between work and life. Existential questions such as “When you look at me, who am I looking at?” and “Is this a portrait of a person, a process or a relationship between two people?” float to the surface. A surprising portrait of the situation is created with circus techniques, drawings and monotypes.
There are many pleasant surprises in this double portrait, which charms with its personal and honest approach. Visual art and performance are smartly interwoven, leading you to imagine yourself in Andy Warhol’s The Factory. Don’t expect any spectacular stunts at lightning speed, but an intimate look inside a studio space where delicate portraits are sculpted.