A circus diptych by Luuk Brantjes and Kolja Huneck
2 circus artists, 2 handwritings, 1 artistic vision. Symbiosis (working title) is a symbiotic creation process leading to a circus piece that is intertwined in its core. In this project Kolja Huneck and Luuk Brantjes are searching for a performative concept in which two artistic interpretations melt into one performance diptych. Both artists collectively research and create their piece in shared residencies and unite their interests and experiences with Magie Nouvelle. Their approach to the circus disciplines object manipulation and teeterboard, will get refined in the process and will be used as language. The visual images, atmospheres and circus vocabulary create a piece that is connected like a mycorrhiza network.
Thematically the piece is inspired by and based on the separation between nature and humans. The powerlessness towards nature and its global complexity serves as starting points for their research. Luuk and Kolja are both fascinated and inspired by natural phenomena, materials, and underground spaces such as caves. For the creation they research about mining, oil exploitation and possible ways of being in balance with natural resources on planet earth.
Next to the piece itself, a mobile performance space will be developed that makes the diptych a unique immersive audience experience. A custom space that is molded by the world of the performance, shooting root in every new location.
The project is an international cooperation with partners in Germany, The Netherlands, France and Belgium.
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Creation 2023, 2024
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