Zilver Flotations


SARMA with ORAL SITE @ ZILVEREN ZAAL/ Beursschouwburg
9 april - 12 april 2013, day and evening program with lectures, performances, try outs, discussions, live sound installations, collective listening sessions with playlists selected by guests...
Language: English

(c) Myriam Van Imschoot

From April 9 to 12, Sarma lands with its latest project Oral Site in the Zilveren Zaal of Beursschouwburg, within the program of Make Up: At Antonia Baehr and Werner Hisch’s Table. A new digital platform for creation and experimental publications, which started with a group of artists and their fascination for spoken word, Oral Site focuses on speech-based art works and experimental writing. More Than One Tie, the newest publication, will be launched in a four-day event that also includes lectures, (Christof Migone, François Noudelmann), performances (Ida Wilde), and informal Listening Room Sessions with radio makers, writers, composers and performance artists as guests.

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.


A day with Ida Wilde

Tuesday April 9, 11 am to 6pm

“A painting by one of the Highwaymen, a group of African American sunday painters, who were self-taught and eventually sold their work to make a living on the road”

Ida Wilde is the wife of Henry Wilde who is known to some as Antonia Baehr. Sarma invited Ida Wilde to compose “A Day With...”: a small group of people will spend the day with her, make landscape paintings along the canal, talk, eat, drink... An intimate and hands-on experience of how life and work intermingle and how this mix makes sense on a daily basis.

More about A Day With Ida Wilde


More Than One Tie

Wednesday April 10 at 8.30pm
Free admission

Filmstill, Isabell Spengler in "The Natural Life of Mermaids", photo by Jennifer Sindon

At the core of Zilver Flotations is the launch of the latest Oral Site publication More Than One Tie, an interview project by Tom Engels, in collaboration with Tessa Theisen. More Than One Tie zooms in on the open nexus of artists surrounding Antonia Baehr and Werner Hirsch: it looks through the key hole of affinities into different artistic practices that care about the way artists organize (social) relations, make them productive, reflect upon them, criticize them, whether it is being involved in the scene of Echtzeitmusik (Andrea Neumann and Sabine Ercklentz), or making holiday movies (Isabell Spengler), or family fictions (Ida Wilde) or gossip, perfumes and body aroma, alter egos...

-Launch Oral Site publication ‘More Than One Tie’ (Tom Engels & Tessa Theisen)
-A lecture/storytelling and partial exhibit of drawings and letters from the archive of Ida Wilde’s personal collection. More
-Lecture François Noudelmann: philosopher and radio maker who published a book on affinities.

Co-production by WorkSpaceBrussels


Live sound installation and lecture Christof Migone

Friday April 12 at 6pm
Free admission

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS Volunteers are sought to participate in a presentation of various works by Christof Migone. The performances do not require any skill, only the ability to follow basic instructions. The performances are simple, repetitive, and playful. They focus on the sonic and the somatic. Participants will need to be available on Wednesday 10 April from 15:00 to 18:00 (artist talk, meeting) and on Friday April 12 between 15:00 and 20:00 (preparation and performance).

Please join us Friday, April 12, 6 - 8 pm, for an evening with sound artist, curator and writer Christof Migone (Canada).

In this evening Christof Migone will present a series of sound works together with a lecture based on an examination of the mouth as an organ, a viscous entity, a somatiser of language.



The listening room sessions

April 10-11-12, 2-6pm
An easy environment for hardcore listening

You are welcome to come and join collective listening sessions of playlists by guests, try outs, artist talks, or participate in discussions and exercises.

April 10, 2-6pm: artist talk by Christof Migone, plus preparations for performances in the live sound installation of Migone for public on 12 April.
April 11, 2-6pm: focus on radio making with François Noudelmann. And a contribution by Myriam Pruvot.
April 12, 2-6pm: At 2pm performer Arantxa Martinez lets us listen to her ongoing radio project. From 3pm onwards preparation of live sound installation by Christof Migone. Presentation starts at 6 pm.

The detailed program will be announced every day on sarma.be and in Beursschouwburg.

(c) Myriam Van Imschoot