Vito Adriaensens is a PhD student and teaching assistant at the University of Antwerp and a researcher and lecturer at the School of Arts (KASK) Ghent. He is working on a dissertation that investigates how 19th century theatrical and pictorial motifs shaped the visual rhetoric of the pan-European style of the 1910s. At the School of Arts he is attached to a project on the cinematic representation of art and artists. His research focuses on the interaction between visual arts, theatre and film, with an emphasis on silent cinema. He is a staunch fan of three men named Moe, Larry and Curly, but is currently seeking treatment for his obsession.