In de kortfilm ‘Luc’ laat Luc zien hoe hij zijn leven volledig heeft gestructureerd naar zijn bipolaire kwetsbaarheid. Hoe hij aan de ene kant zijn prikkels, die steeds zeer intens en veelvuldig binnenkomen, probeert te minimaliseren en hoe hij langs de andere kant deze onstilbare prikkels gebruikt om steeds nieuwe kunstwerken uit te kunnen realiseren.
In the short film ‘Luc’ we see how the structure of Luc’s life is determined by his bipolar vulnerability. How he tries to minimize his stimuli, which he experiences very frequently and intensely, but also how he exploits those insatiable stimuli in making new works of art.
‘Luc’ is part of the participatory film project ‘Moving Identity’ by Ilke De Vries. In this project she collaborated with five persons with a psychological vulnerability. Luc was one of them. In the course of two years Ilke De Vries accompanied Luc in filming his own surroundings and making his own footage with an iPad Ilke De Vries provided him. Through interviews he talked about his life course, his struggles and his way of thinking. He took part in the monthly group meetings during which the participants could see each other’s materials and discuss content, techniques and the next steps.
This process was a collaboration from beginning to end and only through this participatory process Ilke De Vries was able to make such a personal portrait of Luc and the struggles he faces every day.