SoundImageCulture (SIC) is a workspace where artists, filmmakers and anthropologists realise their personal project.
SoundImageCulture / SIC is a group of artist-anthropologists committed to artful storytelling through real human encounters that challenge documentary conventions, and opens up to sound and image installations.
SIC offers an 11-month program to assist professional filmmakers, social scientists and artists in the realization of their personal project. SIC involves a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives and practical workshops to link formal and ethical questions during the production process where each creator develops their original, personal point of view.
Informed by developments in cultural theory, social sciences, and the visual arts (Laura Marks, Arjun Appadurai, Jean Rouch, Trinh Minh-ha en Jonas Mekas) we question the relation between artist, subject and viewer. The answer is not to eschew representation; rather, SIC proposes an ethical reflection on how ‘the other’ is presented in contemporary media: we believe this to be an urgency of the multicultural society we live in. SIC involves nine months of artistic coaching through collective seminars, individual advising, group critiques, and inter-artist dialogue. For additional perspectives, we regularly invite external artists and critics.