SIC: Public Presentation
with Vittoria Soddu, Tom Bogaert, Danja Cauwbergs + Sander Tas, Miguel Peres dos Santos & Lazara Rosell Albear
SoundImageCulture (SIC) is an international arts workshop focused on artistic-anthropological research and support for documentary art forms. Each year in December the participants present their projects to the public.
Vittoria Soddu – (UK/IT)
Back Hill - tales from a parish house
London 1984, the first victim of the AIDS epidemic was a young Italian convict, one of Father Carmelo's "ragazzi" - a community of youngsters who sought rescue in the parish house of the church of St Peter's on Back Hill. Through a long forgotten archive of photographs, the histories and presence of the ragazzi within the domestic space is reactivated in a fragmented narrative, which mirrors the structure of the parish house itself – embodying the tales of Carmelo, protagonist and sole beholder of this memory
Tom Bogaert (BE/CH)
Video chapter of 1971, Sun Ra in Egypt
Bogaert’s 1971, Sun Ra in Egypt is an ongoing research project based on the life and work of the legendary American jazz pioneer, mystic, poet, and philosopher Sun Ra that exists as a series of performances, lectures, installations, videos, art objects, and a related publication. The project takes as its starting point Sun Ra’s 1971 visit to Egypt, and many of the related works playfully insert Sun Ra’s life and legacy into the conceptual, pop, and minimalist zeitgeist of the New York art world of the 1960s and 1970s.
Danja Cauwbergs and Sander Tas (BE)
Unidentified Tangible Objects (UTO’s) invade the city. Nobody knows where they come from, why they are there or what they represent. They seem to live their own life, undisturbed by the city around them. They left behind a vast archive with thousands of images and sounds. For and_counting Danja Cauwbergs and Sander Tas delve into the archive in search for a possible understanding. Who is looking and who is being looked at?
Miguel Peres dos Santos (NL/PORT)
Não há imagens / There are no images 20 min
A proposal on a reflection upon a possible link between image and memory; between image and moment; and between image and death. A father, a son and a dead child engage in a dialogue constructed departing from the / a moment : “does an image die?”; “and if an image dies”… “what will happen to memory?”
Lazara Rosell Albear (BE/CU)
Lazara Rosell Albear returns to the magical–realistic world of Santeria of Regla de Osha: the mysterious religion practiced in secret by more than 70% of the Cuban population in the director's home country Cuba. The film interweaves an intimate portrayal of this tradition with his rules and ritualistic initiations, with personal experiences and audio-visual recreations, performance and poetry. By merging different documentary styles the film becomes a subjective self-portrait of the director. Nine years of research have passed, allowing the project as well to portray the evolution of the documenting media's as to reflect on the connection between social unrest and noise in digital media. The result is a multi-layered film where the place of beliefs in the universal human quest for survival, is researched/questioned through levels of trance and heterotopias. "Yoko Osha" is the first part of the Cuban Trilogy project.
Programme + aftertalks (15 – 20 min)
19:00 – 19:40 Lazara Rosell Albear (BE/CU) Yoko Osha 40 min
20:00 – 20:15 Tom Bogaert (BE/CH) Video chapter of 1971, Sun Ra in Egypt 15 min
Break 15 minutes – > (20:30 - 20:45)
20:45 – 21:25 Vittoria Soddu – (UK/IT) - Back Hill tales from a parish house 40 min
21:40 – 22:05 Danja Cauwbergs and Sander Tas (BE) and_counting 22 min
22:20 – 22:40 Miguel Peres dos Santos, (NL/PORT) - Não há imagens / There are no images 20 min
SIC is supported by: the Flemish Community
Partners: ARGOS, Beursschouwburg, KASK School of Arts & Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats