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    biriken
    Re: Fwd: die in good company

    13 October 2012 | Saturday 20:00
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    A post on craigslist, two people waiting for a response... Visions of mass suicide, bucket list, the idea of dying for a cause… Someone trapped between the mundane and the extraordinary, is taking a final look at the space she/he occupies on earth… Re: Fwd: die in good company is based on political loss, dreams of a revolution and the idea of reaching the end of all. biriken’s new work is an iDANS co-production.

    (Performance in Turkish, with English surtitles. It takes place both on the 13th and 14th of October. )

     

     

    Text, direction, set: biriken (Melis Tezkan, Okan Urun) | Performers: Gökçe Yiğitel, Okan Urun | Lighting design: Metin Çelebi | Technician: Turan Tayar | Stage web interface: darma | Music: kim ki o | Project assistant: İrem Aydın | Production: Bimeras | iDANS, with the support of the Jardin d'Europe network (Jardin d'Europe is funded by the Culture Program of the European Commission), biriken



    “There are no more streets where we can get together, it’s crowded all over and no one is there, there are no more villages, there are developments, there are no more streets, there are thruways, the cities are blotted out on the ground, they go straight up, wall in streets, there are no more openings on the sea, the city, the forest, there’s no way out to escape, all the doors close on fear, political, atomic fear, fear of looting, of violence, of knives, of death, the fear of death decides life (...)”

     

    Marguerite Duras, No More (1980).

     

    A post on craigslist, two people waiting for a response... Visions of mass suicide, a bucket list, the idea of dying for a cause… Someone trapped between the mundane and the extraordinary is taking a final look at the space she/he occupies on earth… To open up a little more room on this planet that will inevitably be more and more congested until complete destruction, when there are so many meals to enjoy, so many books to read, so many movies to watch and so many journeys to be taken…To speak in an apartment, against the swift pace of the life outside, all the while carrying a peculiar sense of guilt over a random death.

     

    Contrary to the Japanese society that inspired them, in the geography that these two characters reside in suicide as a personal act may be considered a luxury, and in this very same geography, deaths, murders and suicide attacks may be considered ordinary. Added to this conflict is the ridiculous wish of being noticed through such an act...

     

    Re: Fwd: die in good company is based on a state of political loss, dreams of revolution, and the idea of reaching the end of it all. In their fourth stage performance, biriken touches again on topics they had explored in their previous works such as the relationship of self and space, virtual self-hood, self-exhaustion of oneself within popular culture and in the ordinary. In this light Re: Fwd: die in good company can be seen as a sequel to their installation performance people as places as people (2007-2009).

     

    biriken is an interdisciplinary art collective founded in 2006 by Okan Urun and Melis Tezkan.



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