25th of May 2018, Brussels.
10am, phone rings.
-Nico: "You can come and film the soundcheck, Charlemagne is ok with it. We will be there in 30 minutes"
It was at the KANAL Brut- Centre Pompidou in Brussels where the 2 artists would meet for the soundcheck.
The 2nd floor of the building where the soundcheck was taking place was to hot. Ventilators has to be put in place for Charlemagne and Nico to be able to perform there. It was hot like in a jungle.
Nothing had been discussed beforehand, and the filming started, in an organic improvised manner, during the soundcheck but also later during the rest of the filming over the following weeks in the various locations in Brussels and Rome.
At the time of the performance Charlemagne Palestine was having a solo exhibition at the Bozar of Brussels. Hence the idea to film his interview at the Bozar a few days after their joint performance:
-Charlemagne: "Lets talk about sound in the middle of the sound."
The title of the exhibition was: AA SSCHMMETTRROOSSPPECCTIVVE
7th of June 2018, Rome
Nico Vascellari would hold a performance at the MAXXI Museum of Rome to mark the opening of his solo exhibition.
-Nico: "Let's meet in Rome, at the opening."
The tile of the exhibition was: REVENGE
The interview with Nico was recorded 2 days after the opening night, in the middle of the night and in the middle of the Roman countryside near a hurdle of sheep and a screaming donkey.
The two artists didn't know what the other would say or talk about.
The individual interviews were recorded in different moments in different locations.
The filming took place in an organic way.