Filmmaker Lisa Spilliaert inquires into her – possibly fictitious – blood relationship with the renowned Belgian Symbolist artist Léon Spilliaert. Is she predestined to lead an artist’s life? Is artistry inherited?
In this experimental documentary, Lisa Spilliaert reveals herself as a fanatical genealogist, probing the origins of her artistic identity. Her narrative is strung together by a number of rap poems, performed by Spilliaert herself. This form allows her to uncover parallels and contrasts between rap music’s free identity construction and the strictly regulated structure of genealogy.