There’s something truly magical about the work of Begüm Erciyas. By means of deceptively simple, playful interventions she sparks the viewer’s imagination, at times setting them off on the wrong foot. In the installation Voicing Pieces your own voice becomes the protagonist. And in turn you become audience to your own voice within the intimate, soundproof mini-theatre. Simultaneously speaking and listening, the work becomes a theatrical and choreographic experience, and a unique interpretation for each participant. The voice is separated from the body and becomes the focus for action, surprise and performance. But does your own voice not always sound somewhat misleading or awkward? As opposed to recognising yourself in the other, Voicing Pieces invites you to discover the other within yourself. A liberating experience.
This performance is part of STUK START.
Full programme will follow in September.
Concept Begüm Erciyas | Realisation Begüm Erciyas and Matthias Meppelink | Dramaturgy Marnix Rummens | Live-operation Niels Bovri, Julia Krause, Begüm Erciyas | Text Matthias Meppelink, Begüm Erciyas, Jacob Wren | Set Realization Tim Vanhentenryk, Lena Buchwald, Barbara Greiner | Artistic collaboration Christophe Albertijn, Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias | Production Management/ PR Barbara Greiner | Production Begüm Erciyas, Platform 0090 | Co-production wpZimmer (Antwerp), STUK (Leuven), Tanzfabrik Berlin/Tanznacht Berlin | Research support/residency Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Q-O2 Workspace for experimental music and sound art (Brussels), FrankfurtLAB, Tanzrecherche NRW, Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa | Supported by Hauptstadkulturfonds Berlin