We Are Seeds That Sprout Air , 2017
Ali Emir Tapan
6 Hours Mosh Pit
The Pill , 2017
Performers : Büşra Durgun , Damla Durman , Gülhatun Yıldırım, Leman S. Darıcıoğlu , M. Enes Kumaş , Mert Sarısu , Özgürcan Taşçı , Umut Rışvancı , Yağmur Taçar.
The piece consists of a video and a 6 hours long performance. The video, cutting between a mosh-pit footage and a movie sequence of an olive tree, both of which were shot with a cell-phone, proposes a state of animistic transcendence, accompanied by a soundtrack of a shamanic drum.
The performance takes place in the same room the video is projected. The soundtrack is silenced, but the video keeps running. Three drum-sets are placed on different ends of the room. Three drummers play these drums at the same time for 6 uninterrupted hours. They may play in synch or cacophonically. Performers are asked to start a mosh-pit and sustain it for 6 hours, projecting the ritual, fictionalized by the video, onto real time and space. For 6 hours the video and the performance co-exist. The viewer may partake by observing both or participating