This Piece Is Still To Come
Can an artist oppose completion? What if a work is never finished or if every presentation is a premiere of a new version? In This Piece Is Still To Come, Begüm Erciyas rejects conclusions in favor of repetition. The image and sound recordings of each version of the performance form the basis of a new performance. The artist invites the audience to become part of this long-term project with no conclusions. Each new audience is suspended at some middle point, knowing there is at least one more performance to come, for which the record of current acts will serve as foundation.
Begüm Erciyas was born in Ankara, Turkey, and has lived and worked in Berlin since 2010. While studying molecular biology and genetics in Ankara, Erciyas worked on several different dance projects and subsequently joined [laboratuar], a performing arts research and project group. She has been an active member of Sweet and Tender Collaborations, and has been an artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude, K3-Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg, the Tanz Werkstatt Berlin; and at Villa Kamogawa / Goethe Institute Kyoto.
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This Piece Is Still To Come is a production by Begüm Erciyas in co-production with 0090 Platform Antwerpen, STUK Kunstencentrum Leuven.
Funded by Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. and the Berlin Senate Cultural Funds in the frame of the Tanzstipendium. Additional support has been provided by Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin and K3-Choreographic Center Hamburg. The performance at EMPAC is supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.