Did you notice the performance?, 2016

Artists: Murat Bulut Aysan, Itır Demir, İ. Ata Doğruel, Gabriel EA Clark ve Ebru Sargın

Performance

Mamut Art Project, Istanbul, 2016

Curators: Simge Burhanoğlu ve Seyhan Musaoğlu

Description

The performances, which will take place at Mamut Art Project during the weekend of April 23rd and 24th, with the curation Space Debris founder, Seyhan Musaoğlu and Performistanbul’s founder Simge Burhanoğlu, will explore the value and importance of performance art today. How is performance art seen and/or experienced? Murat Bulut Aysan’s performance you will encounter unexpectedly will make you question this paradigm. Ata Doğruel’s long durational performance titled Without Ownership that will last 18 hours evaluate on the abstract and tangible conflicts of performance art. Itır Demir will examine the permanency of  performativity in our daily lives and will enforce the viewer to re-evaluate their roles as the audience with her interactive performance Time Tunnel. Gabriel EA Clark will build a sound composition evolving from something tangibly musical to something more social, exploring the concept of loneliness as a performer while examining the interactions of the viewers and will create a shared experience and help confirm the question –loneliness is impossible. Ebru Sargın will wait to be discovered and noticed with her performance  I am Here.

Murat Bulut Aysan
Encounters
Throughout the day – 2 Days, 18 Hours

Inspired by the daily conversations one has, this performance is based on engaging the viewers in dialogues, and explores the performative nature and protocol in the routines we perform in our lives. The artist re-evaluates the “place” for performance in everyday life with unexpected encounters and formations and reframing social interactions.

İ. Ata Doğruel
Out of Possession
9 Hours

The artist stands behind a frame for two days, nine hours a day, positioned as to have at least one part of his body within the frame’s limits. The performance question: “Would you like to buy this artwork for 9 hours a day?” explores the nature of performance art, based on the foundations of research and criticism. The performance is aiming to inspire the audience to inquire about the performance art itself, by highlighting its characteristics as being process oriented, where the process’ end is in sync with the completion of the performance, and also its nature as being an art form which is impossible to be sold to anyone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5cD9zGEWT8

Ebru Sargın
I am Here
3 hours

The artist desires to convey to what extent the performance art presents the elements of reality, and is a part of the essence of our lives. As the audience comes in the fair walking on the carpet, the artist sits there as a piece of the carpet waiting to be noticed at the corner, for the duration of the three hour long performance. 

https://youtu.be/Q5cD9zGEWT8

Gabriel EA Clark
Exploring Alone
30 Minutes

Gabriel EA Clark builds a sound composition evolving from something tangibly musical to something more social, exploring the concept of loneliness as a performer while examining the interactions of the viewers and creates a shared experience and help confirm the question –loneliness is impossible. This performance concept originated from the question: isn’t it impossible to be completely alone?
 It illustrates this conundrum both visually and sonically by evolving the sounds from something tangibly “musical” to something more “social”. The performer creates a shared experience and help confirm the question – Loneliness is impossible.

Itır Demir
Time Tunnel
2 Hours

The body becomes a part of time and space, as the body itself constitutes the domain where communication occurs with others. The bodies that are connected, from in turn an experimental ground within the boundaries of time and space. The performer emphasizes the importance of the presence of the process and the audience, where she gives appointments to audience members in the aim of meeting up in two months. Derived from the routine daily experiences, the performance takes the audience to a journey in near future, in the purpose of incorporating them as an actual element of the performance itself. The objects collected by the audience members who attend the performance, drive them in a different course of process, and ensures its continuity.