Complete Incomplete at B2 House in Büyükhüsun Village, Çanakkale. Live broadcast at Bilsart Art Space and Performistanbul Youtube Channel.

Complete Incomplete
Leman S. Darıcıoğlu

Date: 1-31 August 2019
Time: 12.00-18.00
Performance Days: Monday – Saturday
Venue: B2 House, Büyükhüsun Köyü (Village), Ayvacık, Çanakkale
Live broadcast of the performance: Bilsart, Evliya Çelebi Mahallesi, Kıblelizade Sk. No:5/A Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Performistanbul Youtube Channel

Performistanbul – in collaboration with Bilsart, brings performance art to the Aga Khan Award- winning B2 House.

With the curatorship of Performistanbul, Bilsart will host the live broadcast of Leman S. Darıcıoğlu’s performance titled Complete Incomplete –taking place at the B2 house– between August 01-31, 2019.

Within the scope of the project, realized with the cooperation of Bilsart and Performistanbul, the Aga Khan Award-winning B2 House features a long-term performance for the first time and opens its doors to the audience via Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu. The performance will be broadcasted live at Bilsart’s venue, which is in a completely different city and focused on video art, in Performistanbul Youtube Channel in order to meet the audience at different locations.
Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu, who spent her/their last year with a notion of endless repetition and a boundary study on feelings of exhaustion and impossibility, is carrying these notions that she/they has/have studied for a year via her/their performance that will last for 6 hours a day and 6 days a week throughout the month of August at the B2 House located in the village of Büyükhüsun, Ayvacık. The performance sprouts from the architecture of the B2 House and invites its audience to question exposure, open(ness) and close(ness), and the desire for self-sufficiency and the acceptance of the deficiency of human-being who is always incomplete.

“This house is not in a state that wants to be ‘completed’ but rather claims its incompleteness. It is not the pursuit of infinite transparency of the person towards the other, endless union with the other, endless sharing, endless shopping. It calls upon the person to content oneself with what is at hand and to look at the sky, the sea, the tree, the soil, and stand still. So desire here does not seek the impossible missing object, it lives what is in itself.”
Leman S. Darıcıoğlu

Performistanbul Youtube Channel Live Broadcast Dates:
 5 August 2019 12pm – 6pm
10 August 2019 12pm – 6pm
12 August 2019 12pm – 6pm
13 August 2019 12pm – 6pm
14 August 2019 12pm – 6pm
15 August 2019 12pm – 6pm
16 August 2019 12pm – 6pm
17 August 2019 12pm – 6pm
19 August 2019 12pm – 6pm
26 August 2019 12pm – 6pm
30 Ağustos 2019 12pm – 6pm

How to access B2 House?

Büyükhüsun village where B2 House is located, is in 10 minutes distance to Ayvacık, Çanakkale. The transportation can be done with taxis and minibuses from Ayvacık (the office written Behramkale-Assos is for minibuses, next to Metro Seyahat agency).
From Edremit airport, you can use Küçükkuyu shuttle, then take taxi or minibus to Ayvacık bus terminal.
For more information please call Eylül Deniz Ergun from Performistanbul: +90 537 794 82 61

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Art, Body, Space workshop at Nesin Art Village between 24 – 30 June

This programme will be delivered by two artists working in the fields of dance and performance (Aslı Bostancı and Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu) along with two curators and academics (Livia Alexander and Charlotte Kent). At the Visual Lies Studio that takes place in the first week (16 – 23 June) of the program, there will be theoretical and practical exercises as well as mind opening discussions on our perception, comprehension, and production of images. On the second week (24 – 30 June), the programme will take a direction towards soundbody practices as well as improvisation and performance areas, and provide an intensive study on use of body in artistic practices.

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In Venice International Performance Art Week 2019

Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu has been selected to Venice International Performance Art Week Summer Class 2019, entitled Dis-Sensus. The 10 days long intensive workshop is part of educational program of VIPAW and it is going to be lead by performance duos VestAndPage and Andrigo & Aliprandi between the dates 5th-14th June at C32 in Venice.

A final presentation of the performances are going to take place on 14th June at C32.

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* The artist has received Faruk Sade Art Grant 2019 to participate to VIPAW 2019.


The artist’s short video of her 6 hour performance took place in 18th Asia Biennale Bangladesh and her little installation is going to be exhibited in Santralistanbul Energy Museum as part of SHHH…! exhibition coordinated by Derya Yücel. The exhibition is open to publice between 9 – 17 May. The opening is in 4pm, 9th May.

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Cleaning The House workshop held by Marina Abramovic Institute

The artist will be in Marina Abramovic Institute’s Cleaning The House workshop for the second time, led by artist Paula Garcia between 21-26 April to have Abramovic method which is developed by Marina Abramovic since 80s for preparing the body for long-durational performances.

Thanks to Performistanbul and my dear funder for their support.

A friendship Laboratory on Challenge and Transformation in International Performance Art Festival at Warehouse9, Copenhagen.

A friendship laboratory on transformation and challenge is a long durational performance project stemming from the artists personal story. In their journey for around 10 years, Pınar and Leman put an effort to create non hegemonic and non normative spaces and relations in all they’ve been into. They have questioned ethics, politics and aesthetics, thought about death, life, wounds and vulnerability, talked about love, sexuality, the body and becoming, organised several queer events in Istanbul queer scene and translated and published some queer books as part of a queer books series, Queer Düş’ün they’ve been in the advisory team since 2012 in Sel Publishing House. When IPAF’s invitation has came to Leman, they were working on a new writing about friendship and it gave birth to the idea of taking their friendship for creating a laboratory to dig into their inner self, facilitated by their connection.

A friendship laboratory on transformation and challenge is a research of the transformative and healing effect of intimacy and connection. The performance gets its inspiration from a curiosity about taking friendship from its habitat and examining the friends in an experimental environment. It works on two layers: While the artists are putting their inner selves under the scope to wander on their depths, simultaneously they invite the audience to observe their connection and their way of being and affecting each other. During taking part of this laboratory, Leman is going to take mainly her physical body and Pınar is going to take mainly her voice body as a tool. Their roles and states will be interpenetrated between each other and they will investigate to create an emotional body together.

Language: Non-Verbal & English
Duration: 30 hours – 10 hours per day, over 3 days
Practical: Audiences can come and go as they please.
Access: The room that this performance takes place in is a historic stable room, with uneven flooring and cobble stones. For more information on access to this specific performance, contact us directly. All other Warehouse9 rooms have even flooring.

In unspeakable home, enchanting companions exhibition at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Photo: Burak Serin

The artist reproduces her previous work Golden Butterflies (2014) for the exhibition unspeakable home, enchanting companions curated by Derya Bayraktaroğlu at Badischer Kunstverein between the dates 12 April – 23 June 2019.

Golden Butterflies is a public monument project at Ülker Street, Istanbul, one of the trans ghettos of 90s before being “refined” while the Municipality is preparing the city for the United Nation Conference on Human Settlements. The monument is realized in collaboration with Şevval Kılıç and Derin Cankaya. (You can find the original work’s info here.) Stemming from giving voice to one part of the trans history of the city which has been demolished, Golden Butterflies is focused on the issues like city memory and stories erased. Now, in unspeakable home, enchanting companions exhibition, the artist adds some other layers to her work to question placing a public art into a museum and put her effort to mobilize the audience in order to take her work to the streets by giving them a digital map to the audience via a QR code placed in the exhibition area. She also canalizes the work to bring being from outside of Schengen borders topic into question.

During the exhibition the artist aims to collect project’s outputs with #goldenbutterflies hashtag in social media.

“unspeakable home, enchanting companions”

Nur Koçak, Nil Yalter & Melis Tezkan, İstanbul Queer Art Collective, Gökçe Yiğitel, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu (in collaboration with Şevval Kılıç and Derin Cankaya), Deniz Gül, Gülkan Noir, Gözde İlkin, Tümay Göktepe, Ugemfo

The program unspeakable home, enchanting companions to be held in Badischer Kunstverein between April 12 and June 23, 2019 is dwelling on existing and imagined intersections of artistic practice and contemporary feminist intensities in Turkey. Relying on a satirical critique of certain binaries, the phantasm of normative citizenship, linguistically fabricated supremacy, and the neoliberal power politics; the program probes for alternative diegeses, textualities, and performings, which enliven the relations of art and activism. It takes a glance at the earlier pathways of feminist thought at the local scale together with up-to-date feminist and proto-queer inquiries. Staging oppositions to given discourses and structures at work, interrupting the practices of power by laughter and being charmed by an open-ended companion the artistic productions compiled by the program will be displayed through an exhibition, performances, and film screenings with an archival addition. “unspeakable home, enchanting companions” exhibition brings together the works of Nur Koçak, Nil Yalter & Melis Tezkan, Istanbul Queer Art Collective, Gökçe Yiğitel, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu (in collaboration with Şevval Kılıç and Derin Cankaya), Deniz Gül, Gülkan Noir, Gözde İlkin, Tümay Göktepe and Ugemfo. The film program features “Resistayol” (2016) by the transfeminist collective Kanka Productions, “How to Save Asiye” (1986), directed by Atıf Yılmaz, and the documentary “Voltrans” (2014) directed by P. Ulaş Dutlu and Özge Özgüner. Performances by Gökçe Yiğitel; “a trial on S.C.U.M.” (2014-), and Aylime Aslı Demir “At least 3 fingers: Still life lesson from a queer feminist activist” will be held within the course of the program. Archivals including zines and books, documentations of organized festivals, workshops, happenings, and demonstrations pursue the hybrid productions of queer feminist activism in Turkey as well as its influences and affections.


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06 March 2019, Saturday, 18:30

As part of the events series organizing in the first anniversary of needed: you, 672 hour-long live process, the artist have a talk with artist Ali Emir Tapan about artistic appearing of surrendering the body and inner-self, the dilemma of attempting to create concepts by the artist own body, performance art as a weird house, opacity and transparency through the artist 28 days long performance looking after a rose.

The talk will be in Turkish and there wouldn’t be English translation.

The I is always in the field of the Other exhibition at Evliyagil Museum in Ankara

The artist first work, a performative video titled philia (2012) is going to be exhibited as part of The Agah Uğur collection, “The I is always in the field of the Other” exhibition curated by Beral Madra between 9th march – 14th july in Evliyagil Museum Ankara.

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In Celebrating mother language exhibition at Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Fotoğraf: Hamdi Atay

The artist’s last work, a video performance titled a childhood tale from the dark is going to be exhibited as video and photography installation in Celebrating mother language exhibition at Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The exhibition is going to be open between 23th February and 9th March.

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