Did you notice the performance?, 2016  


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

Out of Possession

İ. Ata Doğruel
18 Hours (9 hours a day)

Mamut Art Project, İstanbul, 2016

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.

© İ. Ata Doğruel and Performistanbul