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A series of video portraits of the dancers Adi & Shani Kesten to counterpoint their performance as part of the Veenfabriek Music Theatre production Sharing the Same Shade directed by Paul Koek for the Holland Festival.

The show is built around a cycle of songs by Bo Koek and Rik Elstgeest, the lyrics based on 576 questions that form a psychological profiling test for youth offenders in Holland.

Soms denk ik aan dingen die slecht zijn om over te praten. Akkoord of niet akkoord?
Ik plaag soms dieren. Akkoord of niet akkoord?
Ik houd van gedichten. Akkoord of niet akkoord?
Text from the Holland Festival Programme discussing the commission:

A profile of a human being built out of 576 YES/NO options; 576 binary opposites transformed into the shape of a personality; an exploration of inner life undertaken under duress; inner/outer; freedom/constriction: these were topics explored in the initial conversation I had with director Paul Koek about Sharing the Same Shade.
The twin video portraits evolved as a way of exploring the idea of constructing a picture of an inner life of another through binary options when Paul said he was working with Adi and Shani Kesten, dancers who were identical twins, to both express and counterpoint the songs created by the band based on the '576 Question Test’.
These portraits are inspired by experiments undertaken in the 1920’s by Russian filmmakers Pudovkin and Kuleshov in which they cut close-ups of an impassive face against a variety of other shots and discovered audiences read wildly different emotions into the face. Context is everything. A single image can have opposite meanings: the same‚ but different. Here we are setting each face against another face the same‚ but different. We asked the twins to sit for their portraits for five minutes continuously each at each sitting, filming their impassive faces, waiting for tiny shifts in emotion and then slowing down these tiny changes of expression.