Try-outs: 20-21 August 2012 @ IN PROGRESS Series in Tanz im August Berlin
11 November 2012 @ Playground Festival in STUK Leuven
1st Recording/Showing: 22 November 2012
2nd Recording/Showing: 23 November 2012
3st Recording/Showing: 24 November 2012
4th Recording/Showing: 26 November 2012
5th Recording/Showing: 27 November 2012
6th Recording/Showing: 28 November 2012 @ Kampnagel K1, Hamburg
7th Recording/Showing: 29 November 2012 @ Kampnagel K1, Hamburg
8th Recording/Showing: 30 November 2012 @ Kampnagel K1, Hamburg
9th Recording/Showing: 1 December 2012 @ Kampnagel K1, Hamburg
10th Recording/Showing: 11 October 2013 @ Diskurs Festival, Giessen
11th Recording/Showing: 12 October 2013 @ Diskurs Festival, Giessen
12th Recording/Showing: 21 November 2014 @ EMPAC, Troy / NY, USA
Can an artist oppose having completion as the ultimate horizon of her work? What if the work is never finished or if every presentation is a premiere of a new version?
In “this piece is still to come” Begüm Erciyas rejects conclusions in favor of repetition. Every repetition opens the door to a new repetition. The image and sound recordings of each version of the performance are the basis of the new performance. Collected recordings are replayed and rerecorded, diluting the performance every time it is performed, making things (dis)appear or shift shape.
Begüm Erciyas invites the audience to become part of this long-term project. We are suspended at some middle point, knowing that there is at least one more performance to come, in which the recordings of today will be used.
Concept: Begüm Erciyas
Performance: Nils Ulber
Video / Camera: Andrea Keiz
Sound: Florian Mathews
Dramaturgical Support: Bojana Kunst
Developed in collaboration with: Ayara Hernandez, David Bergé, Lucas Dietrich, Diego Agulló, Dennis Deter, Irina Müller and Jenny Beyer
Press / Public Relations: Barbara Greiner
A production of Begüm Erciyas
Co-production: 0090 Platform Antwerpen, STUK Kunstencentrum Leuven
Funded by: Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. and the Berlin Senate Cultural Funds in the frame of the Tanzstipendium.
With the kind support of Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin and K3-Choreographic Center Hamburg