LITTLE FIGURES

"Three statues on the Mont des Arts in Brussels: a king, a queen and a medieval knight. Three newcomers to Brussels: a Philippino boy, a Rwandan refugee girl and a Moroccan boy. Three statues, three children; an imaginary conversation. " (http://www.balthasar.be) In ’Little Figures’ Sarah Vanagt once again plays with her passion for history, perspective and social commitment. Setting out from a location, the ‘Kunstberg’, but specifically the three statues located there, Vanagt puts together a story in which migrant children stir up a conversation between the statues, in an often surprising and witty tone, being (un)able to situate them historically. It is no coincidence that colonialism and the crusades emerge as references. The scene has a decelerated, halted aspect, which reinforces the feeling of recollection, and allows for associations to surface.

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