Film-maker and sound artist Myriam Van Imschoot is fascinated by the voice, collective song and techniques that make us communicate over longer distances. The youyou (French) or zagharit, also known as the Arabic yodel, is taking up a special place in her work. The youyou is a shrill trill and is used by women to express joy and other intense emotions in different parts in Africa, Middle-East and the Mediterranean. With migration and diaspora the sound also diversifies soundscapes in other parts of the world. Myriam Van Imschoot initiated youyou-groups in Brussels, Jaffa, Grenoble and Ostend. She makes vocal performances in theaters, parks, squares and on rooftops. Throughout her work she looks for the cultural borders that run between the audible and what remains unheard.
Le Cadeau is an art film and a new episode. Through testimonies she sketches an intimate portray of a cry in times of migration. In it shimmers revolt.