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Akrostiş arose from Arte vzw, a cultural organization based in Heusden Zolder. Akrostiş gives attention to contemporary trends in Flemish and Turkish cultural scene. The magazine covers the poetic, the timeless, the visual, audible and the exceptional of both countries. The goal is to (re)bind both cultures in a positive way and make them more accessible.
The editors of Akrostiş are Gülcan Kahraman, Peter Weyns, Mesut Arslan, Kenan Serbest and Ömer Turan. Each edition has Flemish, Turkish or Dutch guest editors. In this first edition are contributions from Annelies Verbeke, Mustafa Kör, Griet Op de Beeck, Ali Lidar, Max Temmerman, Herman Maes and many others...
Opening from the exhibition of Emre Hüner - STUK, Leuven...with artist talk, video, sculptures.
In his practice, visual artist Emre Hüner creates constructed narratives and eclectic assemblages which explore the subjects of utopia and archaeology, and ideas of progress and the future. In STUK, the impressive 3-channel video piece Neochronophobiq, with the contributing actor Tómas Lemarquis, is taking centre stage. It is shown for the first time in Europe after its premiere in the Istanbul Biennale in 2015. Neochronophobiq - a conjunction of neo, chronophobia (fear of time) and ubiquitous - creates a fictional realm, almost an extra dimension, where the simultaneous desire for progress and absence of new technologies merge. Artefacts and rituals, architectural entities, unidentifiable topographies and the materiality of geological temporality play the lead roles in this peculiar work. The sculptures and drawings, to be understood as an accumulation of ideas and forms of materials of organic or unknown qualities, complete the presentation in this exhibition.
More than 30 artists from Belgium and every corner of the world use their works of art to take you for a walk through the city centre. They let themselves be inspired by both the poetry of everyday life and the big challenges of our time. What can classical mastery still mean in an era of digital revolution? And how do you process the echoes of the past? Using drawings, paintings, sculptures, sound scapes, photography, film and opinionated interventions artists enter into a dialogue with the environment. As a result, you will get an intimate view on art, architecture and the people behind the facade.
Leyla Aydoslu is participating with an in situ installation in the garden of the main location, Huis Jan Buytaert, Apostelstraat 20.
from 9 September until 9 October 2016
see more www.leylaaydoslu.com
see more www.warp-art.be
© Begüm Erciyas
Premiére 27,28,29 August 2016 @ Tanzfabrik Berlin - #Uferstudios
“Voicing Pieces“ is an exploration of the poetic and political powers of the audience’s voice. Oaths, testimonies, prayers, but also poems unfold their performative power only when spoken out. The voice doesn’t add anything to the content, however the written or memorized text has to be put into use, into practice, articulated by the voice and tied to a body, for it to have an effect.
"Voicing Pieces" proposes to regard the act of speaking, while simultaneously listening to one's own voice, as a theater. One's own voice becomes the site of the event. One's own voice can become a spectacle, a fascination or a surprise.
Concept: Begüm Erciyas, Realisation: Begüm Erciyas and Matthias Meppelink, Text: Matthias Meppelink, Begüm Erciyas, Jacob Wren, Artistic collaboration: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, Dramaturgy: Marnix Rummens, Stage Set: Tim Vanhentenryk, Production Management and PR: Barbara Greiner
Production: Begüm Erciyas, Platform 0090 , Coproduction wpZimmer, STUK Leuven, BUDA Kortrijk, Tanzfabrik Berlin/ Tanznacht, Supported by Hauptstadkulturfonds Berlin, Research Support/ Residency: Kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk, Q-O2, FrankfurtLAB, Tanzrecherche NRW, Goethe Institut - Villa Kamogawa
© Zoilly Molnar
two giant puppets dangling on strings
around them a greenhouse
- or is it a hospital?
a leg moves an eye flickers
a bird flutters the sisters rise
11 - 12 August 2016 at 14.00, Villa Basta, Vissersstraat 2, 3500 Hasselt
Les Soeurs is a visual and musical family performance in which two enormous puppets -two sisters- play a leading role. In a big and sophisticated installation a wordless play arises, circling around themes like vulnerability, (in)dependency and emotions. Together with the audience the puppets discover themselves, each other and the world around them. Who really pulls the strings?
see trailer you tube
KINDLY INVITED FOR THE ongoing EXPO in the context of WTS#4 festival, organized by Workspacebrussels on June 24-25 @ Beursschouwburg & ParckFarm
Installations by: Robbert&Frank, Egon Van Herreweghe, Benjamin Van Citters, Rodrigo Sobarzo & Jan Hoeft, Antigone Michalakopoulou, Meryem Bayram, Tuur & Flup Marinus, Roel Heremans, Kosi Hidama, Müge Yilmaz, Stine Sampers, Matea Bakula, Nick Steur, Philip Janssens, Charbel-joseph H. Boutros, Nathan Azhderian, Jan Dibbets, Joke Van den Heuvel
Performances by: Rodrigo Sobarzo, Fernando Belfiore, Emmanuel Van den Auwera, Emi Kodama, Katharina Smets, Jija Sohn,Julian Weber, Gosie Vervloessem, Maeva Cunci & Dominique Gilliot
Workshops by: Antigone Michalakopoulou, Gosie Vervloessem, Luanda Casella, Elisa Yvelin, Emi Kodama
Open doors for Berchem's creativity...and a lot of rain...together with Extra City, Kunst/Werk, Gagarin, Tweede Verdieping
© Diana Tamane
WAITING FOR GODOT - Samuel Beckett / Sahika Tekand
3 - 4 May 2016 @ Uniq Hall, Istanbul and 21 May 2016 @ Toneelhuis, Antwerp
SECRET FACE - Orhan Pamuk / Mesut Arslan
6 - 7 - 8 May 2016 @ Modha Sahnesi, Istanbul
I SHUT DOWN MY HEART UNTIL THE APOCALYPSE - biriken
11 - 12 May 2016 @ Moda Sahnesi, Istanbul
HOUSE UPON A TIME
20 - 21 - 22 - 23 May 2016 @ Salon IKSV, Istanbul
With Meryem Bayram of Platform 0090 - stage design
Listen to the radio commercial on Klara radio!
SECRET FACE première
text Orhan Pamuk director Mesut Arslan scenography / lightdesign Erki De Vries dramaturg Ata Unal sound Stijn Demeulenaere with Yves De Pauw, Lotte Heijtenis, Deniz Polatoglu, Tom Van Landuyt technique Turan Tayar, Bas Banen, Dieter Lambrechts, Culture Crew costumes Johanna Trudzinski regieassistant Çiğdem y Mirol production OnderHetVel, t,arsenaal mechelen, Platform 0090, coproduktion Europalia, wpZimmer, Istanbul Theatre Festival
meanwhile in Limoges, France...
© Christophe Péan
Un périple avec les réfugiés...
par Marina Da Silva, 1er octobre 2015
--> review festival Les Francophonies en Limousin
© David Bergé
teaser se vimeo...
A text by Orhan Pamuk, directed by Mesut Arslan....last weeks of rehearsal in t,arsenaal mechelen...première on 15th of October!
...an interesting bookpresentation yesterday at deBuren, Brussel.
book still available online --> shop.merpaperkunsthalle.org
156 pages, dimensions: 197x157mm - ISBN: 9789491775574
© Emre Hüner
not a bad place for a production meeting...
Gazet van Antwerpen - de Standaard - Daily Sabah - Radikal
'Your absurd is our reality'.
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Taldans just played their two performances at Moda Sahnesi, Copycat is preparing at Tiyatro D22
We Need To Move Urgently - Taldans
Today's rehearsals at Moda Sahnesi..tonight first performance at 20u30.
The after talk welcomes following guestspeakers: Ata Ünal, Berna Kurt, Elmas Deniz, Gurur Ertem.
Jan Maertens building up the lights for the performance of Taldans!
31 March and 1 April @ Moda Sahnesi - Istanbul
Meryem Bayram, Gaëtan Bulourde and Pol Matthé back in Belgium…preparing Autonomous Scenography at STORMOPKOMST Kunsten Festival!
Tickets for sunday 29 March 14u30 stormopkomst.be