SARAH YU ZEEBROEK & GEOFFREY BURTON
© Gwen De Vylder
Sarah Yu Zeebroek (1983) is a flâneur, based in Ghent. She strolls at ease through the world of music and illustration, theatre and visual art. As an illustrator she works for newspapers and magazines in Belgium and the Netherlands (De Morgen, Humo, NRC handelsblad, VPRO Gids). As a performer she plays music in her own band Hong Kong Dong and in the L.Jacobs Band. Her main instruments are the violin and bass guitar/synth, occasionally she chokes on a flute.
In a more different outfit you can find her on stage making live visuals/drawings during concerts or theatre plays. According to Sarah, painting in front of an audience is a challenging performance. One that she’s very keen on.
Sarah feels the need to make work that isn’t commissioned. She makes paintings, prints and drawings independently/autonomously and shows them on a regular basis in galleries or at exhibitions.
Lately she has been active as a stage designer for several theatre productions (Walpurgis, Zonzo Compagnie, Campo, 4Hoog).
For Sarah it is important to be able to work on stage and off stage. She feels that drawing in front of an audience stimulates and enhances her solitary work in the studio. It’s a completely different energy, one cannot be without the other, according to Sarah.
At Made in China Festival Sarah will perform a few Chinese songs from her childhood memory. Geoffrey Burton, guitar player and composer, will join her on stage for this unique performance. Together they will evoke the Chinese melodies that are lingering in Sarah’s vivid memories.