Photos by Okan Altın

Live performance
2 hours
“How are you?”, Mamut Performance Programme
curated by Seyhan Musaoğlu and Simge Burhanoğlu
29 April

Contour is a collective question on the kinship between life, death, risk, intimacy, and  vulnerablity (etc..) adressing the relation between me and other, existence and presence, a question about to be/to exist, to be marked and the relation to the other.

The performance starts with Leman S. Darıcıoğlu standing against an empty white wall, surrounded by steel nails covering the floor. To bang the first nail on the wall – and start drawing the contour -, she* holds a nail next to her* body and hold a hammer out to the audience. During two hours, audience are invited to pound nails on the wall drawing the outline of Darıcıoğlu’s body, while she* stands still.

In her* performance titled Contour, the artist aims to conceive a collective private space by inviting the audience to draw her* (body’s) contour referring to the relationship we have with the other, the time intrinsic to the performance and death inherent to life.