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.

The Fourth Wall, 2018
Ebru Sargın L.

Live Recording Place: Artist’s Home


“Is it just the wall your hand can touch, you stop it?”

You and me, in the parallel flow of time, are where we are.

I can see, you can see. People who can not see are as invisible as they can see. When we leave the secret agreements between us, only the body and mind remain. You are expected beyond the walls of your body, where you can break with your mind. Actually in a single plane, as it is with all the real nudity

One of the Performistanbul’s artist is Ebru Sargın L.’s performance “ The Fourth Wall” centres on imaginary wall which are assuming the audiences is invisible by mind at the performing arts. “The Forth Wall” is reversing the relationship that  audience between watched. The artist, directly addressing the audiences who will be part of the process with space in space perception.

The artist is putting the most watched wall of her home into position of audience with changing the spaces and cameras that connecting her living area.

The artist and audiences are breaking and going beyond from this imaginary wall together due to presenting immediately truth with living stream during of 28 days, 24 hours.