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.
Benjamin Deboosere (°1984) studied screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, and mastered in film directing at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound in Brussels. His research-based practice results in films, photography, installations and interventions. As a multi-media visual artist, he also collaborates with other artists, as for example Wouter De Raeve with whom he published the architecture-photography book On Tempelhofer Feld (Spector Books, 2016).
His films have screened at various international film festivals as Tallinn Black Nights (BNFF), Message to man, Africadoc Bénin, Mecal Pro Barcelona, Brussels Art Film Festival, Achtung Berlin among others. His first fiction short Of Not Such Great Importance won the Kryzstof Szot Award at the Lublin Film Festival 2019 (PL), the Jury and Audience Award at Ongezien Kort 2020 (BE) & Best Short Film Award at Working Title Film Festival 2020 (IT).
Hans Bruch Jr. (b. 1983, Brussels) holds a master's degree in cinematography from RITCS School of Arts (BE) and has been working as a DOP for over ten years. His work has been shown at film festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Rotterdam. It was awarded, among others, the prize for best cinematography at the Les Arcs Film Festival. Recently he has also been active as a producer. With Hilife Cinematography he co-produced the short films of Benjamin Deboosere. His first short film in own production ‘So We Live’ (Rand Abou Fakhr, 2020) was part of the Berlinale short film competition in 2020.