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Beatrice Gibson - Deux Soeurs (Qui Ne Sont Pas Soeurs) [Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters] • Studio STUK

Two sisters (who are not sisters), two pregnancies, a two-seater car, a beauty queen, a poodle. The election of a second fascist – this time in Brazil. A crime thriller without a crime, ‘Deux Soeurs’ unfolds like a dream.

Tue 18/10: from 20:00
Thu 20/10
: from 20:00
Fri 21/10
: from 20:00
Sun 23/10
: from 20:00

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Two sisters (who are not sisters), two pregnancies, a two-seater car, a beauty queen, a poodle. The election of a second fascist – this time in Brazil. A crime thriller without a crime, ‘Deux Soeurs’ unfolds like a dream.


Based on an original screenplay by Gertrude Stein, written in 1929 as European fascism was gaining momentum, Deux Soeurs (Qui Ne Sont Pas Soeurs) is set in contemporary Paris in a moment of comparable social and political unrest. Casting an intimate network of the director’s friends and influences as its principle actors, from renowned New York school poet Alice Notley to educator Diocouda Diaoune and playing on Stein’s interest in autobiography and repetition, Deux Soeurs is simultaneously an abstract thriller and a collective portrait. An exploration of inheritance, responsibility, ethics and futurity. Deux Soeurs was shot by friend and collaborator Ben Rivers and features an original soundtrack by British composer Laurence Crane


Credits: Deux Soeurs Qui Ne Sont Pas Soeurs [Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters], (2021), HD Video, colour, stereo, 21’55”

Beatrice Gibson is een Frans-Britse filmmaker die in Londen en Palermo woont. Haar films staan bekend om hun experimentele en emotionele aard. Ze verkennen het persoonlijke en het politieke, en putten uit cultfiguren uit de experimentele literatuur en poëzie - van Kathy Acker tot Gertrude Stein. Ze worden vaak bevolkt door vrienden en invloeden, en citeren en incorporeren co-creatieve en collaboratieve processen en ideeën.

Gibson won twee keer The Tiger Award for Best Short Film, Rotterdam International Film Festival, respectievelijk in 2009 en 2013. In 2013 stond ze op de shortlist voor The Jarman Award for Artist's film en de 2013-15 Max Mara Art Prize for Women. In 2015 won ze de 17e Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel. Recent was ze de winnaar van het Images Festival Marian McMahon Akimbo Award for Autobiography 2019 en stond ze een tweede keer op de shortlist voor de 2019 Jarman Award for Artist's film.

Recente solotentoonstellingen vonden plaats in Camden Arts Centre, Londen, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Mercer Union, Toronto (2019) en KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlijn, (2018 ). Gibson’s films zijn vertoond op filmfestivals over de hele wereld, waaronder het New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, Courtisane Film Festival, en Punto De Vista International Documentary Film Festival.

Gibson won twee keer The Tiger Award for Best Short Film, Rotterdam International Film Festival, respectievelijk in 2009 en 2013. In 2013 stond ze op de shortlist voor The Jarman Award for Artist's film en de 2013-15 Max Mara Art Prize for Women. In 2015 won ze de 17e Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel. Recent was ze de winnaar van het Images Festival Marian McMahon Akimbo Award for Autobiography 2019 en stond ze een tweede keer op de shortlist voor de 2019 Jarman Award for Artist's film.

Recente solotentoonstellingen vonden plaats in Camden Arts Centre, Londen, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Mercer Union, Toronto (2019) en KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlijn, (2018 ). Gibson’s films zijn vertoond op filmfestivals over de hele wereld, waaronder het New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, Courtisane Film Festival, en Punto De Vista International Documentary Film Festival.

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Dance, Image & Sound in the iconic Manhattan
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➤ GETTING THERE: The Manhattan is situated next to the Vaart Leuven-Mechelen. / On foot : 20 min from Leuven train station / By bike: Cycle highway F8 and F3 / Public transport: Take the Outer ring road bus (line 600) and get of at stop Engels Plein / By car : parking Vaartkom.

➤ ACCESSIBILITY: The venue is accessible for wheelchair users. The regular sanitary facilities are accessible by elevator. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet.

➤ STUDIO CAFÉ: Our café opens at 19:30. Come early, stay late.

➤ SAFER SPACE: Studio STUK aims to be an inclusive space for everyone. We take every form of intimidation seriously. Don't hesitate to talk to a STUK colleague or a person behind the bar.

Directed by Beatrice Gibson
Producer: Denna Cartamkhoob
Composer: Laurence Crane
Director of Photography: Ben Rivers
Cast: Basma Alsharif, Adam Christensen, Diocouda Diaoune, Alice Notley, Maria Palacios Cruz, Ana Vaz, Amy Diaoune, AÏda Diaoune, Maelys Diaoune
Paris Crew
Line Producer: Laure Salgon / 1st Assistant Director: Hayley Williams / Production Manager: Soumaya Assabi / Focus Puller: Just-Aurèle Meissonnier / Clapper Loader: Léa Riceputi / Camera Assistant: Marine Lebon / Sound Recordists: Erwan Kerzarnet & Paul Le Bret / Gaffer: Gérald Durand / Grip: Maxime Daguerre / Production Designer: Éli Serres / Art Assistant: Nina Linnemann / Stylist: Vanessa Coyle / Stylist Assistant: Maïa Hawad / Choreographer: James Cousins / Location Manager: Yohann Turbeau / Production Assistant: Vincent Gardien /
Production Assistant: Frédéric Maendly / Production Assistant: Pierre Schneider / Production Assistant: Mamadou Wadiou / Make Up Artist: Kathy Le Sant / Make Up Assistant: Mathilde Mendes
London crew
Focus-Puller: Jeremy Fusco / Sound Recordist: Adam Gutch / Gaffer: Leopold Naessens / Production Designer: Ollie Hogan / Art Dept. Assistant: Bon Walsh / Make Up Artist: Crystabel Riley / Runners: Magda Zielinska & Oliver Jennings
Lisbon Crew
Executive Producer: Mafe Bello at 24/7 Lisboa / Sound Recordist: Erwan Kerzarnet / Post Production
Editors: Beatrice Gibson, Ben Crook / Grade: Jason R Moffat / Processing and Scan: Kodak London / Sound Design and Mix: Chu-Li Shewring / Titles: A.b.a.k.e
Executive Producers: Sally Campbell & Tim Nash
Licensed Material: Alice Notley Poem, Basma Alsharif, Deep Sleep
Music: Soundtrack by Laurence Crane (waiting on credits) / Total Eclipse of the Sun by Einstürzende Neubauten
Juízo Final by Nelson Cavaquinho
Special Thanks: Basma Alsharif, Adam Christensen, Diocouda Diaoune, Alice Notley, Maria Palacios Cruz, Ana Vaz, Nick Gordon, Laurence Crane, Ben Rivers, Ben Russell, Erika Balsom, Mason Leaver-Yap, Julia Paoli, Peter Meanwell, Martin Clark, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Axel Weider
Co-commissioned by KW Museum for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Camden Arts Centre, London, Bergen Kunsthall, in partnership with Borealis Festival for Experimental Music, Bergen, and Mercer Union, Toronto.
Tue 18 Oct 2022 20:00 - Sun 23 Oct 2022 23:00

Location

Manhattan
  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven