They’ve been together day and night for many years, the twin sisters that together form the contro­ver­sial artists duo L.A. Raeven. But now the end of this symbi­otic rela­tion­ship seems near.
The Limburg twin sisters Lies­beth and Angelique Raeven: two minds with a single artistic thought. As the artists duo L.A. Raeven, they reaped both inter­na­tional appre­ci­a­tion and due indig­na­tion, because their instal­la­tions, in which they explore the beauty ideal in their own ways and with their own bodies, are quite contro­ver­sial. The iden­tical twins use their eating disorder as a starting point for what they once called aesthetic terrorism’. Lisa Broerstra’s docu­men­tary demon­strates that the two sisters have had a complex rela­tion­ship with food since puberty, but also that cracks are appearing in their symbi­otic rela­tion­ship. They can’t func­tion sepa­rately, but the contin­uous mutual pres­ence at the same time smothers the indi­vidual. With twins, one is always subservient and the other domi­nant.’ But what if one decides to flout that rule? Candid portrait, in which old home movies and footage of previous exhi­bi­tions comple­ment the inti­mate scenes.

Credits

Set geluid
Sound editing
Production company
Viewpoint Productions
TV company
NTR TV

Title: L.A. Raeven - De verbeelding voorbij
Year: 2010
Duration : 1 hour, 15 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2011

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