Marcus Bergner & Myriam Van Imschoot
Soirée - Performance - Screening - Talk
- 27.04 2019
- Public Events
- Open Studio
- Espaço Alkantara
Marcus Bergner & Myriam Van Imschoot are the first guests in the Expanded Practices All Over programme, a series of three international workshop-conference-performance formats organised by Paula Caspão at the Centre for Theatre Studies at the University of Lisbon, taking place between April 2019 and April 2020.
This soirée will include a performance resulting from the Total Poetry and Contestation workshop and the screening of two recent documentaries by Marcus Bergner & Myriam Van Imschoot.
The performance will include “One Word” (2018), a solo by Bergner, and “Schloss Songs” (2016), by Van Imschoot and Bergner, as well as other contributions.
Yodel Portrait: Phil Minton (2017, 30’) by Myriam Van Imschoot
A tribute to the British artist Phil Minton, who uses various “expanded techniques”, and to the various voices that inhabit his vast vocal landscape.
Sound Poetry Film: Washing Machine (2017, 5’) by Marcus Bergner
This work includes original voice pieces, machine noises, and shots with a panoramic camera.
CLANGUAGE. A web publication by Arf Arf.
What Nature Says. A vocal performance by Myriam Van Imschoot.
Le Cadeau. A recent film by Myriam Van Imschoot.
Marcus Bergner is an Australian artist and filmmaker now living and working in Brussels. His experimental films are distributed by Light Cone in Paris, and the German Film Archives in Berlin. He has performed and exhibited work in the field of sound poetry throughout Europe and Australia, and his most recent solo performance was part of ‘The Autobiographical” at Performance aan de Laan, in Rotterdam. He is a member of the Australian sound poetry group Arf Arf.
Myriam Van Imschoot is a Brussels-based performance artist, mostly working with oral documents and vocal practices, embracing the media of performance, literature, sound poetry and video. Her work was shown across Europe in musems, galeries and festivals. Currently her film on the youyou (‘Le Cadeau’ 2018) can be seen in various film festivals and arts centers in Europe and Asia. Last year she directed Splash!, in collaboration with Christine De Smedt, a piece for the swimming pool that involved 55 participants.