Moving Self-Portrait

Mohamed Toukabri & Eyes-B

IMG 1797 min

Take a uni­que self-port­rait in motion

Choreographer Mohamed Toukabri and Eyes‑B invi­te you into their alter­na­ti­ve pho­to booth. Unlike a standard pas­sport pho­to, which requi­res you to pose as neu­tral­ly as pos­si­ble, here, you get to take a self-port­rait in moti­on. The ingre­dients? Your own body, rap music and light pain­ting. Thanks to the use of light sour­ces and the came­ra’s long shut­ter speed, you step into the shoes of a graf­fi­ti artist.

Through your choi­ce of rap music, you briefly beco­me a hip hop dan­cer. Your flash­light beco­mes your spray paint, the room beco­mes the wall you draw, dan­ce or wri­te your own self-port­rait on. After all, how you express yourself, and not what you look like, is what real­ly mat­ters. You get to take your uni­que port­rait home with you afterwards.


con­cept & per­for­man­ce: Mohamed Toukabri & Eyes‑B — sce­no­grap­hy: Lies Van Loock — pro­duc­ti­on: Europalia Trains & Tracks — exe­cu­ti­ve pro­duc­ti­on: Caravan — in the fra­me of: GIF, a col­la­bo­ra­ti­on bet­ween Voo?uit, CAMPO, KOPERGIETERY, NTGent, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen & S.M.A.K.