Between 6th July to 7th September~D O N ' T E A T T H E M I C R O P H O N E by Veridiana Zurita (DAI, 2010) in collaboration with Petra Van Dyck ~ this year's edition uses the format of a podcast radio channel.


Veridiana Zurita invites you to

DON'T EAT THE MICROPHONE is a practice where voicing is in a constant process of emergence and dissolution. We meet in a garden. We meet in a particular garden. If it's sunny we find rest in the shade of the trees or lay in the sun. If rain is coming we hide the wires and avoid electrocution. Either way we settle there, in the garden of the Psychiatric Center Dr. Guislain. The invitation is to meet and share time. Every Wednesday between 14h and 17h we meet and create a space in a space outside. People are welcome to come and go, enter and exit the session. While in it one can hang around in a mode of listening and enunciation.

And who are we? And are we? And we are. And. Who? We are microphones, wires, coffee, birds, vinyls, cigarettes, tunes, keyboards, sometimes a dog, effects, patients, trees, text, outsiders, wind, artist, therapist, dust, a rusty guitar, psychotics, wanderers, neurotics, non-sense, acceleration, plastic, pause, echoes, interruptions, overlaps... We are a bunch played by different voices.

For this year's edition DON'T EAT THE MICROPHONE uses the format of a podcast radio channel. There is no show or linear program. The channel transmits a sound-landscape. A situation. An atmosphere. It transmits what happens in the garden to different spaces. It transmits voices. Such voices can be heard HERE inside the room from where you are reading this text. Between the psychiatric and the artistic, the private and the public territories, the sound of our sessions attempts to occupy the role of a transitional space among different institutions.

Between 6th July to 7th September
DON'T EAT THE MICROPHONE hosts different guests such as
Michiel Reynaert, Lado Darakhvelidze, Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Helena Dietrich, Luanda Casella, Steven Jouwersma, Stan Antheunis and Marc Matter !

The guests are invited to stimulate the session with a practice which that can be left behind so the group can activate it even when its author is away