Myriam Van Imschoot
Myriam Van Imschoot is a Brussels based artist who began making her own art work after collaborating as a dramaturge with choreographers including Meg Stuart, Benoît Lachambre and Philipp Gehmacher. Her first performance work ›Pick Up Voices‹ (2007), created in collaboration with Christine De Smedt, and her installation ›Black Box‹ (2009) show an interest in the performative potential of archival documents and the construction of alternative historiographies. Her acclaimed solo ›Living Archive‹ (2011) was shown at venues including Kaaitheater, Vooruit and Kunstencentrum Buda. Fascinated by phenomena of long distance communication, she embarked on a cycle of works (›Kucku‹ (2009), ›Hola Hu‹ (2013) and the video installation ›Yodel Portraits‹) dealing with yodeling, crying and waving. Van Imschoot takes an idiosyncratic place in the larger art field. Her approach cuts through media, nurtured by an interest in overlooked gestures, phenomena and voices, but equally makes her experiment with various contexts such as public space in the vocal performance ›Vozes de Magaio‹ (2011) or urban space in ›Singelstemmen‹ (2012). Her latest work ›What Nature Says‹ (2015) was created in part in residency at PACT Zollverein.