By engaging with “tableaux vivant” corporeality but extending the “tableau”s timescale to hours, “My burden is my soulmate” delves into physical and emotional limits, boundaries and the potential of human-body throughout the lines of vulnerability, strength and care to hold space for one and each other. Within a shift between different states of stillness, almost-stillness and not-possible-stillness as well as urgencies to move that includes moving in relation to the physical and emotional limits&potentials, impossibilities&possibilities, inabilities&abilities, a re-arrangement of the-body manifest itself within a transcendental gate opening up in-now-and-here.
Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu’s performance approach is traversing a curiosity towards exploring how corporal presences and time inhabit into/within each other; questioning how the bodyscape and time shape, impact/interfere with each other and how one can shift the time through the body(ies). Darıcıoğlu often uses restrictions and body interventions as a metaphor for marginalization, exclusion, oppression, violence systems and their impacts on the society as a queer person from Turkey.
Admission: regular admission (9€ regular/3€ reduced) until 6 PM, from 6 PM 4€
“My burden is my soulmate” is going to be simultaneously streamed through OyaBar, SüdBlock and SO36 at Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Thanks to Vera Hofmann, Kristina Kramer, Ali Emir Tapan, Hasan Aksaygın, Alper Turan, Banu Karaca, Umut A. Akkel and Performistanbul for their support during the realization of the process.
Performers: Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu and Anthony Hüseyin
Coordinator assistant: Öykü Inal
Multimedia producer: Ibrahim Karcı
Multimedia assistant: Beril Ece Güler
Production assistants: Özcan Ertek, Beril Ece Güler, Yazan Jarbou, Dominik Kunz, Taghan Ndjarimbi Marcelin, Sugano Matsusaki, Lisa Maria Steppacher
Photography: Erdem Akkaya, Önder Şimşek
Light design: Önder Şimşek