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, Jenny Beyer press / public relations Barbara Greiner production Begüm Erciyas coproduction 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