SoundImageCulture - SIC is a workspace where artists, filmmakers and anthropologists realise their personal project.

SoundImageCulture - SIC is a group of artists, anthropologists, and filmmakers committed to artful storytelling through real human encounters that challenge documentary conventions.

SIC offers an 16-month program in Brussels to assist 10 participants 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, Jonas Mekas, Louis Henderson...) 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 several 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.


SIC 2018 / 2019 starts in September 2018 and runs till December 2019.


Several grants are available to finance or co-finance your participation (fees) of the SIC cycle. Contact us for more information.

SoundImageCulture - SIC is supported by the FWB - Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and VAF - Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds