Dokuman – 2009

Concept and Direction: Mustafa Kaplan, Filiz Sızanlı
Interpretation & Artistic Collaboration: Kerem Gelebek, Loup Abramovici, Cevdet Erek, Erki de Vries, Filiz Sızanlı, Mustafa Kaplan
Sound & Music:  Cevdet Erek
Scenography:  Erki de Vries
Dramaturgy:  Gurur Ertem
Light Design:  Erki de Vries & Yüksel Aymaz
Co-production: Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture, Festival Montpellier Danse 2009 & 0090 Kunsten Festival
Supporters: Dans le cadre de la Saison de la Turquie en France, juillet 2009 – mars 2010 « Turquie et merveilles », Productiehuis Rotterdam & De Singel Internationale Kunstcampus
Special Thanks to Yelin Bilgin, Sinan Kestelli, Tugay Başar, Timuçin Gürer, CULTURESCAPES-Türkei, Istanbul Bilgi University – Performing Arts Track & garajistanbul.
Première: February 2009, De Singel, BELGIUM

50 min.

Taldans’ collaborative new work appears as a puncture in time, carving affirmations as well as disjunctions within a series of reversible threads woven into image and vision, sound and voice, function and operation. It invites a playful anticipation of where it will leak towards through the silent yet potent cracks, fissures, and defects forged within a seemingly seamless system.

Is this an antique clockwork that needs constant winding? Is this a low-tech game from the Atari generation? What kind of a unity is trying to be formed by the coming together of such unusual singularities?

Dokuman redefines instrument and instrumentality in its modular landscape where functions create forms and transitory environments.

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Past  Performances
Jan’2010 / CND, Paris, France
Dec’2009 / Cartonnerie / La Friche La Belle de Mai, DanseM, Marseille, France
July’2009 / Studio Bagouet, Festival Montpellier Danse, Montpellier, France
May’2009 / garajistanbul, iDANS Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
Apr’2009 / Haffenhale, Linz 09 European Capital of Culture, Linz, Austria
Feb’2009 / Bozar, 0090 Kunstenfestival, Brussels, Belgium
Feb’2009 / Rotterdamse Schouwburg, 0090 Kunstenfestival, Rotterdam, Holland
Feb’2009 / De Singel, 0090 Kunstenfestival, Antwerp, Belgium