Sarah & Charles (BE)
Collaborating since 2004, Belgian artists Sarah & Charles draw inspiration from the world of entertainment and more specifically, its invisible structures. Subjects and genres such as make-believe, simulacrum, the story within the story, cinematic experience, the suspension of disbelief and music are playfully and thoughtfully reviewed in their research and practice. They produce architectural interventions and stage designs combining video, photography, sculpture and installation techniques that communicate both artists’ interests.
Sarah & Charles (BE): A Creative Spa (In the Hands of Puppets)
In a white space lit by neon lamps, a young woman sits on a rubber mat. A fragrant mist reminds you of pinecones and resin, while soft, trance-like music plays. In this performance about information fast food, vanity, fiction and the urge for affirmation, the artistic duo Sarah & Charles goes in search of the ultimate form of submission. In an age in which social media and the Internet are expanding our view of the world, our minds appear to be narrowing emotionally. The more we know, the less we understand. The performers invite you to a creative wellness centre where you can put your decision-making on hold.