Başak Günak’s audio-visual performance The Well invites the audience to lend an ear to the whistled sounds in the heart of a well. Deconstructing a Southeast Anatolian folk song titled Bu Dağlar Meşe Dağlar, Başak Günak takes the topography of the region from where the song originates as a source of inspiration. The performance brings to surface the breaths, silences, whistles and feedbacks that decompose the original song through eleven speakers installed in the space. Providing a sensory and resonating field to be experienced physically by the audience, The Well bridges earth and collective memory, audible sounds and non-audible vibrations.
The Well will be premiered on Thursday, 27 February at Arter’s Karbon space with a live performance featuring Başak Günak together with four creative performers. The Well can also be experienced on 28 February, 29 February and 1 March through sounds that will be recorded during the live performance and played in the space. Continuing in the form of a sound installation composed with the sounds and breaths recorded live, the work will offer the audience the possibility of experiencing past gestures and evanescent sounds through what remains of them.
Berlin-based Başak Günak is a musician, composer and sound artist, also internationally known as AH! KOSMOS in the field of electronic music. In addition to her musical compositions with AH! KOSMOS, Günak pursues her sound experimentations as a sound artist, composing soundscapes for theatre, contemporary dance, film and visual art projects, and realising site-specific performances. Her works have been featured worldwide in several festivals and institutions, such as Barbican Theatre, Sonar Festival, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Prague Quadrennial and Istanbul International Theatre Festival.
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Latecomers shall not be admitted to the hall after the start of events with no interval.
Latecomers are required to wait for a suitable break for admission to events with interval.
Ticket non-refundable and non-transferable.
The use of cameras and recording equipment is not permitted.
The event has a free seating arrangement.