“ikiz” (twin) a Genco Gülan Project
February 1, 8, 22 2011 Salon; IKSV Şişhane. February 16th; Galata Perform, Istanbul.
22 performances between 18:00-22:00 each max 10 minutes long. 22 people in total.
Performers: Yeliz Çelebi, Deniz Çelebi & İrem Halis, Gizem Halis
Ticket: 20 TL can be bought via http://www.biletix.com or at the entrance.
In English or Turkish.
You will be the Only one in the ‘Saloon’
Ottoman Sultans in 19th century used to watch plays in their palace theaters alone. Today, art has opened to the public, but the mass mediafication led to the erosion of many details. In Genco Gülan’s project “twin”, you will be the only audience just like the Kings, with a minor difference: You will be blindfolded…
Gülan’s “twin” project questionizes the concepts of viewing, viewer, and to be viewed through the participation. At the performance a pair of twins will invite you to participate the game one by one. They will blindfold you, hold your hands they lead you to Salon. The route which the participants will not see till the end, is full of little surprises… Even though the tales will sound familiar in the first sight; the little trip will be threatening as well as pleasing.
Conceptual artist Genco Gülan’s performance project, parallel to many of his other works, is built on the concepts of uniqueness and multiplication. The symmetry and asymmetry in the foundation of art and aesthetics are also his area of interest. The site-specific journey that identical twins are going to take you, only for the 22 people, will be a unique experience decorated with details from art history.
The performance that Gülan prepares is radically different from the classic formats such as “İtalian stage” and “white cube”. The interdisciplinary piece brings the classical Saloon exhibition concept to an entirely new level. It articulates that communication in art may still be possible. Furthermore “twin” offers new gates to phenomenon of ‘perfection’ by doubling the dosage. While referring to the digital and bio technologies on the conceptual framework, the project bases the structure on the human to human relations and imagination. The “twin”, which will be held every second day of each week, in the second month of 2011, will promise a unique experience by addressing five minus one of our senses.
Information: http://www.saloniksv.com/ and http://www.galataperform.com/