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Senza Parole

Rustle of cardboard and tin foil. Polka dots. A curious island in the middle of the Seine.

2014 / Katharina Smets / Holland Doc Radio, Radio 1 Netherlands, Belgium

Rustle of cardboard and tin foil. Polka dots. A curious island in the middle of the Seine.

These are a few of the clues that Belgian producer Katharina Smets followed on her sonic pilgrimage to the streets of Paris. In Senza Parole, she brings us along on a microphone-led search for connection and surprise.

Senza Parole first aired on Holland Doc Radio on Radio 1 in the Netherlands.

Katharina writes about the the productive joys of traveling alone, meandering and brooding for radiomakers - plus finding deep meaning in cheesy Italian pop songs... Behind the Scenes.


Senza Parole was made possible thanks to a residency from the Dutch-Flemish House deBuren in the Foundation Biermans-Lapôtre in Paris, and was produced at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Katharina is currently at work on a series called National Museum, telling stories from Belgian history through found objects and ephemera (in Dutch!).


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Katharina Smets

Belgian-Polish Katharina Smets (www.katharinasmets.be) molds documentary materials into performances, sound guides and radio productions.


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