Needed: You 672 hours live process, 2018
Performances and Live Process
Needed: You 672 hours long live process, İstanbul, 2018
Artists: AslieMk, Batu Bozoğlu, Ebru Sargın L., Ekin Bernay, Gülhatun Yıldırım, İ. Ata Doğruel, Leman S. Darıcıoğlu, Özlem Ünlü, Selin Kocagöncü
Curator: Simge Burhanoğlu
Performistanbul celebrated its second anniversary with a long durational live process and with the launch of a unique initiative, marking a brand-new chapter for the performance art scene in Turkey.
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.
Curated by Simge Burhanoğlu, the live process entitled Needed: You, included 10 Performistanbul artists presented 9 performances in the building of the Research Space, under construction. Needed: You invited us to a live process, presenting transparently all stages of a performance. It is an existential invitation, aiming to encourage the audience to find their own state of mind where the audience and the artists nourish each other mutually and help the audience realise their strength, value and the crucial role they had in the process.
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.
Acknowledgements; Burhan Günel, Çetin Dinç, Deniz Huysal, Gülsüm Asma, İhsan Baş, Levent Yalçın, Lila Eflatun Tatlısu, Mahmut Yılan, Merve Bektaş, Metin Kandemir, Nihat Şişmanoğlu, Nurdan Orhan, Osman Babacan, Ramazan Hayal, Salih Fandaklı, Serdar Çardak, Tamer Ekentok, Tolga Aydemir, Tolga Büyük, Yusuf Huysal.
Bilocation, Autoscopy, Dedoublement and Other Third, 2018
Bilocation, Autoscopy, Dedoublement and Other Third at AslieMk’s Time and Space Research Laboratory, lets the audience witness two science people experimenting on the process of teleporting their clones of body-images from one point to another. During their each attempt of teleporting, their body-images separate into pieces and reunite back, multiplying within different time/space/conscious combinations.
Project: PC, 2018
PC is annoying; defies meaning.
PC is sterile but reproduces mitotically.
PC is a cheat; steals his answers.
PC is an imitator; works in repetitions.
PC is silent; his silence is noisy.
PC makes no sense; words escape him.
PC screams; his tongue is cut.
PC is nothing; says nothing.
PC is a perfect citizen.
PC, is an interactive and collaborative performance artwork, which was held for a consecutive 28 days. It involves the artist carrying a speaker on his body at all times, which will broadcast sounds send through a website by the public. These contributions in form of syllables, which will not require any personal information thus allowing for anonymity, will be read by a computer-generated voice. PC, through this phonetic poem collectively created during the 28 days, aims to create a public channel, free from the constraints of the language that has been corrupted and seized by the politics of our current age.
Ebru Sargın L.
The Fourth Wall, 2018
In The Fourth Wall, Ebru Sargın live streams from her house and turns the relationship between the viewer, who is in the act of seeing and the artist, who is being gazed, upside down. By this way, she presented a “reality” and goes beyond the 4th wall together with the audience.
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.
Gülhatun Yıldırım’s Inside was an investigation of the acts of seeing and being seen and focuses on the feeling of unease she feels in the most comfortable moment when she realises the gaze is on her.
İ. Ata Doğruel
In Modesty, İ. Ata Doğruel asked the audience to do the act of eating and through this he investigated the relationship between people and society; social dynamics and the limits of being an “individual”.
Leman S. Darıcıoğlu
Looking After a Rose , 2018
Leman S. Darıcıoğlu, in Looking After a Rose erased the limits between the performance and the actual life and investigated her personal physical, emotional and intellectual body, focusing on the themes of time/life/death; surviving in life/hope/hopelessness and wound/healing.
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.
Dance Party For One, 2018
Selin Kocagöncü’s Dance Party for One builded a space where the audience can dance freely to the music.