Private Project

Hello, are we in the show?

Hello, are we in the show? is a poetic animation film that uses the formal language of a nature documentary. The film offers us a glimpse of daily life in the Sonian Forest near Brussels, and shows us the fauna and flora without disguising the influence of city and people.

  • Simona Denicolai
  • Ivo Provoost
  • Elie Klimis
    Key Cast
  • Carl Jones
    Key Cast
  • Geert Van Goethem, SOIL
  • Linda Sterckx, SOIL
  • Senjan Jansen
    Sound design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Hello, are we in the show?
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2019
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  • Anima International Animation Film Festival
    February 24, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Simona Denicolai, Ivo Provoost

The artistic duo Denicolai & Provoost lives in Brussels and has been working together since 1997. Simona Denicolai (b. 1972, Milan) and Ivo Provoost (b. 1974, Diksmuide) have staged multiple exhibitions of their work at international institutions such as S.M.A.K. (Ghent, 2005), Le Carré (Château-Gontier, 2008), IAC, Villeurbanne, Le plateau FRAC Ile-de-France (Paris, 2011), Le Quartier (Quimper, 2015), the M HKA (Antwerp, 2016), Spazio Ridotto (Venice, 2016), Brno Biennial (Czech Republic, 2016), MAAT-Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, (Lisboa,2017), BOZAR (Brussels,2017) and Marian Goodman Library (Paris, 2018). Their work is included in private and public collections in Belgium: Mu.ZEE (Ostend), S.M.A.K. (Ghent), MAC’s (Hornu), B.P.S. 22 (Charleroi), and in France: FRAC des Pays de la Loire (Carquefou), FRAC Haute-Normandie (Rouen), FRAC Bourgogne (Dijon) and IAC (Villeurbanne). They have a solo show in SMAK Ghent opening in november 2020 where they will show the animation film "Hello, are we in the show?".

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Director Statement

Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost are multidisciplinary artists who work with – but not exclusively – animation, objects, installations, performance, video, and publishing. They seek to offer collaborative and procedural approaches, sometimes over the long term, sometimes as a one-off performance, that involve complicity and collaboration with people who are, more often than not, unrelated with the art world. They often borrow the elements that are present in a context to combine them, separate them or assemble them together in order to create a language. They work more like intermediaries between the various components of a context to make them interact with each other through their own forms. It is this role of intermediary (or ‘director of the real’) that interests them the most: What is the artist’s role?