Le Cadeau is a tribute to the 'youyou' (in French) or the 'zagharit' (in Arabic), a shrill trill that is used by women in North-Africa, the Middle East, Subsaharan Africa, amongst other countries, to express joy and other intense emotions. Nowadays the cry can be heard more and more in Western contexts, where it diversifies the soundscapes of private and public spaces. At the heart of this film are four portraits of women who highlight their personal relation to the youyou and their voice. Their stories culminate in a collective performance action of the Brussels YOUYOU group. From the rooftops of Brussels and with a loud voice they cast their net of sound over the city as if it were a spell.

Myriam Van Imschoot - Le Cadeau
2018, 48', colour, Arabic and French spoken, English subtitles.

Screened every hour.

  • do 28.2.2019 - zo 10.3.2019
    11:00 - 18:00
  • Praktische info

    Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier
    1000 Brussels
    +32 2 229 00 03

    Opening hours

    from Thursday to Sunday, from 11am to 6pm 

    NOCTURNE: Open late night until 9pm every first Wednesday of the month.

    We are always open on public holidays (except Winter holidays).

     Entrance Tickets:

    6 € Individual visitor

    4 € Students, seniors (+60), unemployed

    1,25€ Ticket Article 27

    2 € Paspartoe aan kansentarief

    0 € -18, teacher, ICOM card, press, IKT members, SUBBACULTCHA members and every 1st Wednesday of the month

    We are partners with Paspartoe (, dynamoPROJECT & dynamoOPWEG 

    NB: The entrance ticket is a personal pass that gives you unlimited access to the exhibition.

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