Christoph De Boeck [BE] Anke Van Meer & Saïd Gharbi
On sound and imagination
Christoph De Boeck (artistic director of Overtoon) explains how blind people perceive their environment by interpreting subtle acoustic changes. Thanks to little echoes, they are literally able to imag(e)ine the space. He also discusses several examples of artists who have also employed sounds and echolocation to create spaces. Afterwards, Christoph will sit down with Anke Van Meer and Saïd Gharbi.
• Anke Van Meer won Radio 1’s Best Podcast competition with In Mijn Hoofd. The prize was a podcast series. In her submission, Anke attempt to express what goes on in various heads. The head of an aphasia patient, of a blind person, of a person in love, of someone with Tourette’s Syndrome, etc. Heads that process things differently. You can also listen to these podcasts at the Kaaistudios.
• Saïd Gharbi – who has been blind since he was fourteen years old – started dancing with Ultima Vez and Wim Vandekeybus in 1992. He later created his own productions as an actor and dancer.