Orientation is the perception of space through the body. It is a body language, depending on the body to inhabit space. Ceylan Öztrük foregrounds the concept of orientation to reconsider spatiality by hosting disorientation. As disorientation involves becoming an object, a sculp- ture, Wearing the Angles, Kissing the Room is a narrative on the clash and meld, between the body and the building, the person and the institution, the bent and the stiff.
While a text constitutes the texture of the work expanding into the space, a dreamy percep- tion is created by stage installations. Wearing the Angles, Kissing the Room produces the moment of bypassing, to realign the orientation between the bodies and constructed spaces, to create a different orientation towards things. Disorientation does not remain a state—it becomes an element of the body, converging the body with the building; As we stay in this moment to adjust another approach. An orientation on how we going to inhabit the space, how the space will dwell in bodies. In an everyday performance, stage is a moment of losing, in a purposeful disorientation.
CONCEPT, ARTISTIC DIRECTION & STAGE DESIGN Ceylan Öztrük PERFORMANCE Adél Juhász, Deborah Macauley, Ikenna Nwaogu, Ceylan Öztrük CHO- REOGRAPHIC COLLABORATION Manuel Scheiwiller MUSIC Berk Çakmakçı, Mertcan Mert COSTUMES Prototypes LIGHTING DESIGN & TECHNIQUE Demian Jakob OUTSIDE EYE Cosima Grand COLLABORATION SCRIPT Merve ÜnsalPRODUCTION Rabea Grand, Paelden Tamnyen
With the support of Stadt Zürich Kultur, Migros Kulturprozent Zürich, SIS – Schweiz- erische Interpretenstiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Co-production and guest perfor-mance made possible by Freischwimmen Network, funded by the Federal Government Comis-sioner for Culture and the Media as part of the German Association of Independent Performing Arts’ programme »Verbindungen fördern«
Co-production with Gessnerallee, 2023
Pictures by Nelly Rodriguez, Zeynep Özkanca