Sideshow, 2019

In Sideshow a series of disguised figures, including a geisha, a clown, bird people and an illusionist with big hands, appear and disappear against an abstract backdrop with multicoloured light. In the cinematic images, recorded in stop-motion with various performers, Ana Torfs returns to a few old favourites: theatre, silent film, puppet theatre, butoh, circus, masquerade and cabaret. The parade is at once macabre, moving, terrifying and comical.

HD projection on suspended screen of 330 × 185,6 cm, loop, 39 minutes
(with Anneleen Keppens, Kayoko Minami, Gustavo Miranda, Jurgen Persijn and Jaklien Torfs-Onzia)
produced with the support of the Flemish authorities
special thanks to vzw NN, executive producer