Myriam Van Imschoot

Living and working in Brussels, Myriam Van Imschoot makes performances, creates sound poetry and vocal pieces, exhibits video and sound installations. She holds a unique position in the Belgian art field, moving between institutional fields and media, with a keen interest to experiment with contexts when not creating her own.

As an artist she first started working with archives as her medium. Fascinated by phenomena of long-distance communication, Van Imschoot embarked on a cycle of works that deal with yodelling, crying, waving and bird calls. Van Imschoot creates site-specific work for public spaces, urban or rural, like mountain ranges, railway station areas, parks, roof tops and public squares.

In 2017 and 2018 she worked with collaborators on participatory theater or performance pieces inspired by practices that hold a certain democratic potential. With What Nature Says (2015) she made her first vocal performance for six performers who, by means of their voice and body alone imitate their ‘natural surroundings’.

Currently, she is exploring ‘new polyphonies’ and their social and political implications. Myriam is regularly invited to teach voice workshops or workshops on sound poetry with Marcus Bergner.

Myriam Van Imschoot is working on a sound research project in public space, thanks to an invitation by Jubilee to contribute to Tracks (coproduction by Q-O2 and BBOT, with a presentation forseen at Kaaitheater, Brussels) in the context of Sounding Public Space.