Forest Silent Gathering

© Gerold Meppelink


For Begüm Erciyas’ and Matthias Meppelink’s new performance Forest Silent Gathering, a group of audience members meet inside a forest at sunset and follow a soundtrack through headphones. An audio-social architecture is created, in which one can possibly be alone together. Changing distances invite to find new proximities. Absent figures become protagonists. As the communal space takes shape and transforms, Forest Silent Gathering makes us reflect on the bonds between people, forests and histories. What is it that keeps us together? 


Concept: Begüm Erciyas 

Realisation: Begüm Erciyas and Matthias Meppelink

Artistic collaboration: Jean-Baptiste Veyret Logerias, Sara Manente, Ayşe Orhon, Maru Mushtrieva

Dramaturgy: David Weber-Krebs

Production: Hiros

Co-production: deSingel, STUK, Arcadia 2022, PACT Zollverein, Platform 0090, Kunstenwerkplaats, Münchner Kammerspiele

With the support of: Vlaamse Overheid

Thanks to: Homo Novus Festival, Musica Impulscentrum voor Muziek