PERFORMING LIVING ARCHIVE AGAIN! AT DE GROTE POST, OSTEND, 3 & 4 MAY 2013

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Dear all,

With the included invitation I would like to draw your attention to my solo Living Archive that I will be performing in the new cultural center of Ostend, De Grote Post, on May 3 and 4.

It’s for me quite a sentimental gig this time, because Ostend is the city of my youth, and part of my performance evokes the culture of marine life and shanties.

May I kindly welcome you there? The performance is bilingual (English/Dutch). Mind that there’s also an afternoon show on Saturday 4th at 17:00; so no worry to get back home for those who may come from afar.

Spread the word!
Myriam

> LIVING ARCHIVE
Director and performance: Myriam Van Imschoot (Kaaitheater)
Genre: Performance with a touch of ‘Hörspiel’
Duration: 1 hour.
Language: for English ànd Dutch speaking audiences
Dates: Friday May 3rd (20:30); Saturday May 4th (17:00 + 20:30)
Tickets: 12 euro (10 euro reduction) via http://www.degrotepost.be/s7/losse-tickets
Blog: myriamvanimschoot.wordpress.com

Living Archive is an hour long sound and performance piece in which Myriam Van Imschoot invites the audience into a memory theater of sorts. What do we collect during a life and how do we recollect a life through sound?

Myriam Van Imschoot takes up the challenge of literally ‘giving a voice to’ her sound archives collected over thirty years, jumping freely between autobiography and collective memory, songs and found footage, pirate radio programs and a professional legacy of interviews and conversations with dancers and choreographers. Personal and materialized, Living Archive evokes also an archeology of listening and recording, as it designed our sonic memory during the last decades.

Living Archive is a tribute to the voice and to listening. Identities and registers are never stable. Transformation and the rupture make the order of the day. Three figures are woven throughout: the stammer, the cry and the recitative.

> LIVING ARCHIVE
Regie en spel: Myriam Van Imschoot (in productie van Kaaitheater)
Genre: Hedendaags theater; raakvlakken met hoorspel en performance
Duur: 1 uur.
Taal: Nederland/Engels
Data: vrijdag 3 mei om 20:30 en zaterdag 4 mei om 17:00 en 20:30
Tickets: 12 euro (10 euro reductietarief) via http://www.degrotepost.be/s7/losse-tickets
Blog: myriamvanimschoot.wordpress.com

Wie zijn oude cassettes reeds heeft weggegooid, zou daar na het zien van deze voorstelling nog wel eens spijt van kunnen krijgen. Voor Living Archive haalde Myriam Van Imschoot de schoendozen vol cassettes van onder het stof. Ze ontdekte vergeten dagboekfragmenten, liefdescassetjes, mixed tapes, interviews, zeemansliedjes van haar vader die in de zeemacht diende en in zijn kajuit brieven insprak op bandjes. Met dat alles bouwde ze een hoogst persoonlijke solo voor een breder publiek.

Hoe zou een leven er uitzien als je alleen nog geluid had om je op te baseren voor een vertelling? Wat bewaren we en wat vergeten we, en wat doen we met de geheimen die onderhuids doorklinken? Dat is het uitgangspunt van deze poëtische theatervoorstelling. Een uur lang brengt Van Imschoot haar geluidsarchief terug tot leven. Ze bedient walkmans, ghettoblasters, hifitorens, magnetische bandopnemers, nu eens als suppoost dan weer als een marionettenspeler. De zee en de koude oorlog zijn nooit veraf, punk en new wave kleuren de tienerjaren, en gaandeweg komen ook baanbrekende choreografen aan het woord.

Living Archive is de eerste solo van Myriam Van Imschoot. Sommigen zullen haar nog kennen als dansrecensente bij kranten als De Morgen en Gazet van Antwerpen. Ze verdiende haar sporen onder meer als een artistieke medewerker van Meg Stuart, Benoît Lachambre en het Brusselse theatercollectief Tristero. Sinds 7 jaar brengt ze haar eigen werk op de nationale en internationale scènes.

“Encerclée de rideaux de bandes magnétiques et d’appareils audio design ou désuets, la performeuse nous invitait au voyage dans le temps. Dans l’intimité de cette chambre d’écoute chaleureuse et calfeutrée, les voix du passé surgissaient, se mêlaient pour ouvrir des mondes parallèles, réveiller des atmosphères et, par bribes, raconter, parfois en chanson, l’Historie. Et de constater que le son est assurément un médium aussi puissant que l’image.” Cathy De Plee in Nouvelles de Danse, Printemps 11, n° 51, p. 8-9

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ZILVER FLOTATIONS 9 – 12 APRIL: IN RESIDENCE AT BEURSSCHOUWBURG

Zilver Flotations

Zilver Flotations

Photo: Myriam Van Imschoot

From 9 to 12 April I will be in residence with Sarma’s latest project Oral Site at the Beursschouwburg’s Zilveren Zaal. Oral Site is a digital platform that I run with a group of artists who share a fascination for the ‘spoken word’ and engage in sound and experimental publication (oralsite.be). During the festival make up Oral Site engages in a daily program full of lectures, (philosopher and radiomaker François Noudelmann), live sound installation (Christof Migone), performances (Ida Wilde) and informal encounters and artist talks in the Listening Room Sessions, an “easy environment for hard core listening'”. The whole program is online on sarma.be, but here’s special attention to two activities:

10 April, 20:30: launch + presentation + after party
More than One Tie, an interview project by Tom Engels regarding the intimate artist circle affiliated with Antonia Baehr. On the notion of affinity. About gossip, perfumes, body odor, alter ego’s, social practices, and the many lines floating in between these issues.

12 April: 18:00 – 20:00: installation and lecture Christof Migone
Sound artist, professor and curator Christof Migone presents on the occasion of his latest book on sound art (Sonic Somatic – Errant Bodies Press) several sound works and a concluding lecture. He still looks for some volunteer performers to participate (contact Linda Sepp for more information lin.se@gmx.de).

Program composed by Tom Engels, Kristien Van den Brande and Myriam Van Imschoot.
Production: Sarma.
Supported by: Beursschouwburg, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Vlaamse Gemeenschap.
Thanks to Berno Odo Polzer, Jean Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
More about Make Up: At Antonia Baehr and Werner Hisch’s Table

Yodel Portraits at Campo 18 & 20 March 2013

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JODELPORTRETTEN in CAMPO
VAN & MET: MYRIAM VAN IMSCHOOT, ERNA VAN AKOLEYEN, NIKOLAS Y GALEAZZI, BOB VRIELING & DIETWIN HAEGEMAN

Beste,

Myriam Van Imschoot & CAMPO nodigen u van harte uit op een van de presentatieavonden rond jodelen. Die vinden plaats op maandag 18 maart en woensdag 20 maart om 20u30 in CAMPO victoria (Fratersplein 7). Drie jodelaars zullen er hun verhaal komen doen (in de vorm van een gesproken ‘portret’) waarbij ze het hebben over hun band met jodelen, hun drijfveren en achtergronden. Het zijn badkamerzangers, après-ski-entertainers, uitgeweken Zwitsers, voormalige rechterhanden van de wereldvermaarde Bobbejaan Schoepen, etc. Kortom, mensen zoals u en ik, en toch weer niet.

De opzet van de avonden in CAMPO is niet om een theatervoorstelling te ensceneren, wel om een doorgeefluik te creëren waarlangs de verhalen die Myriam hebben geboeid (tijdens haar eerste terreinverkenning rond het jodelen) ook andere oren kunnen bereiken. Jodelen is het sleutelgat om in diverse werelden binnen te kijken. Over tuimelende stemmen, alpenverlangen en de hang naar een beetje beroemdheid.

Met JODELPORTETTEN wordt het werkproces of de fascinatie van Myriam Van Imschoot heel even geopend voor een klein publiek.

Jullie zijn van harte welkom!

Wel graag een seintje vooraf want we houden het aantal bezoekers bewust op 30 mensen.
Wie op maandag komt, mailt naar mvanimsc@scarlet.be; wie op woensdag komt, kan reserveren via info@campo.nu,

Met vriendelijke groet,
Myriam Van Imschoot & CAMPO

PRESENTATION OF OLD AND NEW VIDEO WORK AT SUB URBAN VIDEO LOUNGE, ROTTERDAM

Fax Film at Suburban Video Lounge

FAX FILM (2008)
Video projection in loop by Myriam Van Imschoot
04.02.2013 tot 17/02.2013 between 11 am and 5 pm
In the Sub Urban Video Lounge series Long Shots

+ TALK and PRESENTATION NEW VIDEO WORK
07.02.2013, 8 pm
Myriam Van Imschoot frames FAX FILM (2008) in a series of works that she made over a period of 5 years out of an interest in the archive and its various embodiments. Her new video work LIFT (2013) will be presented on this occasion.

Place: Sub Urban Video Lounge
Botersloot 44a
3011 HH Rotterdam
t 010 213 07 68
http://www.suburbanvideo.nl/coming.html

Call for participants for Singelstemmen, a performance by Myriam Van Imschoot and Toine Horvers, August 11th 2012

SINGELSTEMMEN AUGUST 11th FROM 12:00 to 18:00
Toine Horvers/Myriam Van Imschoot

Singelstemmen has been conceived in response to the invitation by Sculpture International Rotterdam to conclude the International Architecture Biennale with a couple of performances that inaugurate the Luchtsingel (ZUS architects), an alternative architectonic promenade between the Central Station and the former station Hofplein at the Hofbogen.

Rather than focusing on one spot on the trajectory, Toine Horvers and Myriam Van Imschoot take for their durational performance the entire route as their terrain of action, using the yellow line that marks most of the track’s course and the different acoustic and public ‘spheres’ along its way.

The collaboration between Toine and Myriam stems from their shared interest in the relation between time/space and the amplitude and communicative aspects of the voice. They work with various structures that employ the voice as vehicle (calling, singing, chanting, yodeling, speech choirs, etc). Last year they have worked in the mountain range of Northern Portugal for the performance Vozes de Maggaio; for Singelstemmen they work with the bridging effect of voice as an energetic medium in the urban space.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

For Singelstemmen Toine and Myriam are looking for at least 20 participants who have a voice and like to use it in English or Dutch from 12:00 and 18:00 (with a break in between). Lunch and dinner will be provided. At 10:30 all participants assemble for a briefing moment to learn more about the instructions and game structure that determines their actions during the performance.

The entire trajectory is 720 meter long and is divided in meters that are numbered. Every point is marked by the coordinates as is known from satellite calibration: length and width. The ‘callers’ move along the track from the starting point in the middle to one of the extremities of the track. Their pace and movement patterns are determined by throwing the dice. At the spot where they land, they speak the coordinates out loud, using a handmade paper megaphone. The coordinates of the meter-points reveal just slight differences, manifesting themselves in the last three numbers only. For example, North latitude 51º55’30.9″ Eastern longitude º28’15.3″. At the next point this is 51º55’30.8″ and 4º28’15.5″. Because of these slight changes most of the information is the same, with a homogeneous sound and a recognizable message as result. Yet, the specific acoustic nature of the places from which the calls are made will sculpt the sound and add to the chant-like quality that makes the trajectory vibrant with voice.

We need still a lot of people, so spread the message and call it out!
Toine Horvers 06.41421347 toine@toinehorvers.nl
Myriam van Imschoot: myriamvanimschoot@gmail.com

Links:
reinternationalrotterdam.nl/programma/SIR_Zomerprogramma/SIR_Zomerprogramma_04_horvers.php
toinehorvers.nl

UNTIL 6 JULY: Prolongation of Invisible Time Exhibition

INVISIBLE TIME exhibition will continue two more weeks, till 6 July, 2012! I contribute with the sound composition ‘The Economy of Speed Production’, in collaboration with Ayméric de Tapol. The piece originally was made for my sound installation Black Box (2009), and was selected by MUU Galeria to be part of a ‘sound wall’.

Notice opening hours: Mon-Fri 12-5 mp, weekends closed.

Exhibition’s webpages:
http://www.muu.fi/site/?p=6117&lang=en
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/muugalleria
http://www.facebook.com/pages/MUU-for-EARS/249914898434575
Video documentations:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MUUgalleria

Invisible Time (sound wall installation)

16 June 2012, PERFORMING PANORAMA, POETRY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ROTTTERDAM

On saturday 16.06 at 4 pm Toine Horvers and I will perform Magaio Panorama 2011 (duration 60 minutes, Dutch spoken) observed and described in a
landscape in Portugal last year.

Toine and I did our observation and description while positioned some
meters away from each other, turning 360 degrees; in one hour, parallel
with each other.

The movement will be performed by us in the gallery Phoebius,
in exactly the same time/space-development, which gives it the
character of a re-enactment.


Photo: Toine Horvers

Phoebius Gallery
Eendrachtsweg 61
3012 LG Rotterdam
+31(0)104145151
http://www.phoebus.nl

Panorama Magaio was created during a residence at Binaural Sound Arts Center.
Special thanks to Binaural.