Michiel Soete

residency, Konnektor

Part of the Konnektor-project

From theatre maker and actor, over musician and lecturer, to technician, handyman to ‘jack-of-all-trades’: Michiel Soete really does it all. Interweaving all of his projects is his social and artistic approach and specific location-oriented contexts.
“It is one of the most beautiful ways of entering the neighbourhood: the gate to a largely unknown piece of Ghent.” A scenic route from Oostakker to Kerkbrugge-Langerbrugge, the ferry intrigues Soete in many ways. During his residency, he stays on a boat in the port from which he researches the territory and the unique connection between those two places. He develops several actions that each cast a light on the place and surroundings, always with a humourous touch and a nod to tourism-critique. For his first try-out he collaborates with a.o. the clientele of OBRA|Baken testing the public webcam of the ferry. A short story becomes visualised through stop motion and is on view on VLOOT’s website. This Fall, Soete plans on continuing the webcam project, as well as concocting bigger actions.
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