So, What Is That Performance Art? Ayça Ceylan

6-7-13-14 April Saturday and Sunday | 12:00 - 15:00, 12 hours | 800 TL - 600 TL (for student) | For more information and registration: ayca.cyln@gmail.com

Practical Details
No previous experience is required.
Minimum 3 maximum 15 people are required.
It is important for participants to attend all classes.
Participants will be consulted on performances which they developed in workshop, for 3 months by Ayça Ceylan
Developing projects through the workshop will be shared with the audiences to have an experience of audience-performer relationship on the last day of workshop.
Registration and deposit of 200TL is required.

Description
With “So what is that performance art?”, the participants experience a physical memory exploration on the fact that how a body and space interpret and structure each other. The while, they have knowledge of the state of performing in daily life since the rituals, of the history of performance art, of genres which performance art contains the analyse method of these genres, of the particularities to pay attention while constructing a performance. The workshop ends up with the sketches of performance created by the participants and which is shared with the audience. The participants are supported in their performance project for 3 months by Ayça Ceylan.

1st Day; The history of performance art, Performance genres, How to read a performance?
The effects of the paganism and the ritual concepts on the state of performing
The effects of Christianity and Islam on body perception
The notion of carnivalesque
The body-mind-soul  
The informing about the sociocultural structure of the first half of the 20th century
The reflections of the social movements in 1960s-1970s on the performance art
The effects of post-structure on the body-space perception
The interaction between video art and performance art
The effects of social structure in Balkans since the 1980s on the performance art and the examples of performance art in Balkans
The android body notion and the examples in the performance art
The observer-observed relationship
The description with the examples of pagan rituals, carnivals, ballet, opera, cabaret, concert, puppet, the classical theatre, the contemporary theatre, the dance theatre, the modern dance, Butoh happening…
Based on body-space notions, the analysis of time, accessories, audience, voice, light and camera in performance reading. During the workshop, 2 samples are analysed.

2nd Day; How to construct a performance? 3 hours
In the section of “What do we pay attention to while constructing a performance”, what we learn from the previous days is supportive. The support is provided to the participants about how they should construct the performance they want to create.

3rd Day; How to construct a performance? 3 hours
In the section of “What do we pay attention to while constructing a performance”, what we learn from the previous days is supportive. The support is provided to the participants about how they should construct the performance they want to create.

4th Day; The presentation of the sketches of performances created by the participants

Ayça Ceylan:
Ayça Ceylan who is a performance artist has been producing the experiments about the perception process in the human body using that dance, psychology and technology. In her experiments, she has been researching on how the body and space construct each other. This research process was set up with her performances and workshops that involve the interchangeable position of the audience and the performer. She prefers many kinds of spaces such as public space, abandoned space, ancient cities that effect to our archetypal mind for her performances and workshops. After she has graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, her education process is continued in the Performing Arts Department at Istanbul Bilgi University. Also, she is the founder of Bodyinperform (BiP). Her performance documentations are in some private collections. Ceylan performed and gave workshop many different venues and spaces like as Contemporary Istanbul, Yapıkredi Bomontiada, Zorlu PSM, SALT Galata, Casa Dell Arte Bodrum.

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