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[POSTPONED] Enduring Turkey: performance videos from Turkey and its diaspora

UPDATE: LADA regrets to announce that this event has been postponed along with all events until the beginning of May, at the earliest. Our office and Study Room will also remain closed for the same period. Please check for updates and more info via our COVID-19 statement here. We are also gathering information and resources to support artists and arts workers hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Presented by Queer Art Projects in partnership with CUNTemporary.

Enduring Turkey is a compilation of Live Art documentation and performance videos from Turkey and its diaspora. Focusing specifically on endurance performances, the programme will bring together examples from the pioneers of performance art with its latest incarnations, which refer to the conditions that trans, queer and feminists endure in the current political climate of Turkey.

The following videos will be screened:

Nezaket Ekici Blind Performance Installation (since 2007)

Nezaket Ekici But all that Glitters is not Gold, Videoperformance (2014) 

Ozlem Unlu Kâla, Performistanbul (2018)

Leman Sevda Daricioglu Who Has Come, Who Has Gone (2016)

Istanbul Queer Art Collective 50.000 (2014)

İz Öztat & Ann Antidote – Suspended (2019)

The screening will be preceded by the curators’ introductory talk and followed by a Q&A session with Naz Balkaya from Performistanbul.

This programme is part of a wider series of events entitled Turkish Delight which will take place between 17-23 March. Turkish Delight is curated by Queer Art Projects in partnership with CUNTemporary and supported by Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, the Mountain of Arts Research (MARs) and Centre of Feminist Research at Goldsmiths College, Live Art Development Agency (LADA) and Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (BGWMC).

LADA is taking advice from the UK government and Arts Council England on the appropriate response to the current Coronavirus outbreak. If we do need to postpone this event we will notify everyone who has booked a place at the earliest opportunity. Thank you for your understanding.

Access

LADA’s space is wheelchair accessible and has gender inclusive bathrooms. LADA welcomes parents to attend with children, and humans to attend with companion species.

We operate a policy of reasonable adjustment with regard to access requirements. Please get in touch with us to discuss this.

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About LADA

The Live Art Development Agency is a ‘Centre for Live Art’: a knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, a research centre setting artists and ideas in motion, and an online centre for digital experimentation, representation and dissemination.

We support contemporary culture’s most radical and inventive artists, practices and ideas. We champion new ways of working, legitimise unclassifiable artforms, record untold histories, and give agency to underrepresented artists. We believe in Live Art as a means to challenge the status quo and initiate meaningful social change.

Banner image credit:

Who Has Come, Who Has Gone (2016), © Levent Basacik

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