CURATED – BEGÜM ERCIYAS – THIS PIECE IS STILL TO COME

> > > NOVEMBER 21, 2014 AT EMPAC

> > > CURATOR: ASH BULAYEV

> > > ARTIST: BEGUM ERCIYAS

You are both audience and performers, spectators and voyers.  There will be no conclusions. You will witness repetition and recalibration. Each completed repetition opens the door for a further repetition, in which things can be improved, reduced, or deleted.

The documentation of each performance is integrated as audio-visual material to the next repetitions of the performance. Collected recordings are replayed and re-recorded, gradually accumulating, diluting the performance every time it is performed, making things (dis)appear or shift shape. You are suspended at some middle point, knowing that there is at least one more performance to come, in which the recordings of today will be used.

Co-production: 0090 Platform Antwerpen, STUK Kunstencentrum Leuven Funded by: Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. and the Berlin Senate Cultural Funds in the frame of the Tanzstipendium. With the kind support of Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin and K3-Choreographic Center Hamburg.

Begüm Erciyas was born in Ankara Turkey, and lives and works in Berlin since 2010. While studying molecular biology and genetics in Ankara, Begüm Erciyas was engaged in various dance projects in Turkey and became part of [laboratuar], a performing arts research and project group. Later, she studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria and received the DanceWeb scholarship in 2006. Since then, she has been an active member of Sweet and Tender Collaborations, taking part in several collaborative and collective projects and meetings. She was artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2007/08, at K3- Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg in 2009 and at the TanzWerkstatt Berlin in 2011. In 2012 she received stipends from the Berlin Senate and the Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin. In 2014 she will be artist-in-residence at Villa Kamogawa / Goethe Institute Kyoto. .

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