Curiosity about each other is what brings us together and what moves creativity, innovation, and joy. “The Performers are Present…” turns curiosity into a visual genre, as it follows London-based performers into the details of their craft and the relationship they each have with the city. A series of portraits and short interviews, this story looks at dancers, actors, comedians, singers, and poets, to bring forth the passion, resilience, hard work, and determination of these young artists.
At the same time, the team behind this story calls for a rethinking of the visual genre of portraiture and invite the viewer to think beyond frames and narratives. The story has no beginning or end, it cannot be fully captured: the life of artists is in their every piece, in every movement, in successes and failures, in fear and moments of absolute pride and happiness. A portrait of the artist is an impossible task: presence, movement, emotion, desire – as elusive as the moment of creation itself. Nevertheless, this slice-of-life story offers just enough, holding back elements of the story, thus managing a hard task – to intrigue, tease, and move the viewer to find out more.