Candide

To what extent is a youthful body orgasmic capital?

© Olivier de Vos
© Olivier de Vos

Bjorn Floréal and Laurens Aneca look into the popular teen or twink porn that exists within digital spaces: a genre in which (adult) porn stars do their utmost to sell their viewers an underage experience.

In their search for points of reference, they came across Voltaire's Candide: a satirical adventure novel in which the young Candide suffering from a burn-out goes on a quest in the world and is subjected to horrific deeds at lightning speed. Importantly, Candide embodies total innocence and faces the world with an endearingly naive optimism. Voltaire ends this issue of optimism with the well-known quote 'Il faut cultiver son jardin'.

concept & creation: Bjorn Floréal & Laurens Aneca - performance: Bjorn Floréal & Tim Bogaerts - scenography and dramaturgic advice: Chrys' Amaya Michailidis - photography: Olivier De Vos & Jana Van Brussel - residency support: workspacebrussels - thanks to: Bauke Lievens & Kristof Van Baarle

Residencies

01.02.2023 - 05.02.2023