Needed: You 672 hours live process, 2018
Curated by Simge Burhanoğlu
The platform took the first step toward a new phase by presenting NEEDED: YOU, a long durational live process that was last for 28 days, 672 hours straight with no intervals, ıt was held between 16 February – 16 March 2018 and by laying the foundations of Performistanbul Live Art Research Space, which will be Turkey’s first initiative, providing a dedicated space for performance art.
The aim was to reveal the raw material of humanity; to remind the most primitive feelings in us. A long durational work had the power to trigger the transformation needed, and that’s why Needed: You presents the process itself instead of offering a resolution. The aim behind this objective is to had the audience involved in the process and to present a mutually nourishing, pure experience. The audience is expected to enter the door unbiased; find a place of their own and feel valuable.
Supported by ARF Group, Brandisyou, Digitalhouse, Dore Music, Ersa, Pieton, Roka Davet, Spot, Şerifoğlu İnşaat ve Mühendislik LTD., Timeout İstanbul.
32 hours ( In a week 2 days, 4 hours per a day)
In Kâla, Özlem Ünlü objectified herself through mummifying process and through that investigated death and the hereafter; being objectified; limitations on freedom; creating your own freedom and questioning the power of herself and the audience. Kâla is an Arabic word, referencing to the moment that slips away and the infinite, continuous time, destiny and death.