Myriam Van Imschoot [BE]
What Nature Says
09.12 – 10.12.2016
Humans, nature and machines
What is nature saying to us? Myriam Van Imschoot carried out research in a zoo, lay down beside a motorway with a trilling tuning fork, and discovered birds in the woods whose songs imitated chainsaws and ring tones. In Australia, she saw crocodiles, but did not hear them. Five performers – from the noise underground, pop music and other scenes – imitate all these sounds using only their voice as a medium. They thus present a kind of a cappella of the world’s sound landscapes.
What Nature Says is a radiophonic performance that tacks between recognisability and abstraction. During this play of listening and watching, your ideas about human beings, nature and machines are slowly called into question.
• Myriam Van Imschoot specialises in sound poetry, vocal performances and video and sound installations. She moves dexterously between various different media, fully embracing experimentation. During Performatik 2011, she created the associative sound performance Living Archive. What Nature Says premiered at BURNING ICE #8.
concept and direction Myriam Van Imschoot sound installation Fabrice Moinet, Myriam Van Imschoot performance and co-creation Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, Caroline Daish, Anne-Laure Pigache, Jakob Ampe, Mat Pogo light Geni Diez (Kaaitheater) production Hiros co-production Kunstencentrum Buda, Kaaitheater, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek in collaboration with PACT Zollverein supported by the Flemish Government thanks to Marcus Bergner, Filip Eyckmans, Jeroen Peeters, Campo