Confronted with the SARS-CoV-2 crisis, we had to cancel the 25th edition of the festival in May 2020, including this project.

The cover-up

21/03 > 01/05
Open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00-18:00
02/05 > 24/05
Open every day from 12:00

“We chose pinkish melon, which sounds like a martini, a molecular dynamics coarse-grained force field, and when all material revolves to dust, there’s the salty dessert, the merchant of salt, and there’s the wall, so let’s toast to that, let’s toast to life!” This year the festival centre is housed in an old, partially abandoned space in Brussels: the Cinema Marivaux. The Kunstenfestivaldesarts asked a visual artist duo to rethink the rooms of this old cinema and reorder it. For their installations, sculptures and videos, Sarah & Charles are often inspired by the genres of cinema and theatre. In their work, the staging dimension is always in the foreground. They design spaces with images, and in so doing follow the structure of a possible narrative. With tangible shapes, colours and objects, Sarah & Charles generate abstract and timeless situations. The cover-up is as much a functional space as a visual installation. A scenographic concept for three weeks of encounter, conversation, and celebration!

Sarah & Charles

In collaboration with
Zoé Nehlig, Thomas Ebraert & Wouter De Raeve

Stan & Loesje


Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Sarah & Charles

Festival centre supported by
Vedett, Arts-Scenic

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Sarah & Charles ’s work is multidisciplinary by choice: installations, sculptures and videos alternated with soundscapes, performances and photographic works. Among other things, they have worked intensely on art in the public space and invested in the creation of several scenographic concepts. Where their previous work contains a high level of realism, their more recent work focuses on narrative structures in a visually adapted and reduced vocabulary. The inspiration for new work comes mainly from personal memories and experiences. Their ideas are objectified into archetypes and translated into an abstract imagery, to produce recognisability ultimately through the spectator’s participation

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