Sofie Lachaert &Luc d’Hanis
Belgian artist duo Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis graduated at Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Higher Institute for Fine Arts.
Their long-standing symbiotic relationship seamlessly interweaves conceptual applied and visual arts, philosophy and craftsmanship.
They make artworks that exist outside the conventional, and when their objects are exhibited, they create an ultimate context for them to inhabit.
In their major solo exhibition Tranches de Vie’, Mac’s - Grand Hornu, BE (2014), the entire scenography was set up as an “artwork” on its own. Their pieces were shown in a contextual theatrical setting. The hidden layers of meaning and interpretation in objects resonated with the surreal undertones of the scenography.
The duo is experienced in creating scenographies for different art institutions – high-end galleries, museums and art fairs – around the world. Recently they worked on a scenography for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, NL.
“Terra” (PrintRoom London, 2016) was their first scenographic set design for theatre. The artists did not only design the set; they chose to execute the set themselves, ensuring that their vision and skill are reflected in every detail. It underlines the difference between “a set designer” and “an artist designing a set”. By hand they sculpted a malleable strong metal- fabric (produced by ShowTex) into a mysterious apocalyptic landscape – a backdrop, against which the story unfolds.
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The Print Room (dance company)
The Premiere Date of Production
The Premiere Space of Production
The Coronet 103 Notting Hill Gate London, W11 3LB UK
artistic director: Anda Winters / choreographer: Hubert Essakow
Sofie Lachaert & Luc d’Hanis
Other Creative Collaborator/s
original poetry: Ben Okri
composer: Jean-Michel Bernard
dramaturg: Laura Farnworth
dancers: Rob Bridger, Luke Crook, Monique Jonas, Estela Merlos, Benjamin Warbis