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.
What do you want ?, 2018
Ekin Bernay’s “What do you want?” took the audience to a healing journey to help them discover what they want from life.
Imagine this scene: strangers are told to pair up and ask their partner one single question, “ What do you want ?” over and over again. Often, within minutes, the room rocks with emotion. So much waiting. So much longing. And so much pain, so close to the surface, only minutes deep. Pain that is always there, whirring continuously just beneath the membrance of life.
I am this room
I am here to listen.
I am here to listen and I am here to hold you tight.
To read you and write in I.
In your suffering I see me, I see us.
This room is a collection of our hopes, dreams, secrets, desires and loss.
On these walls you can find your self and you can leave a part of you and me…
All you need to do is answer with honesty and read with an open heart.
This space is free.
I don’t need to know who you are,
Because I know you.
For you are me,
And I am you