Voicing Pieces


Voicing Pieces

Voicing Pieces proposes to regard the act of speaking while simultaneously listening to one’s own voice, as a performance. One’s own voice becomes the site of the event. One’s own voice becomes a spectacle, a fascination or a surprise. Isn’t the own voice always inauthentic and uncanny? As the audience listens to their own voice in the frame of a small-size-theater-device, they experience that they have the power to act through their voice, but, more importantly, that their voice acts through them.

By creating a categorical and temporal shortcut between one’s own physical action and its perception, and, by undermining the binary differences between active and passive, performer and audience, Voicing Pieces proposes a fragmented model of subjectivity, as well as a particular means of participation.

Premiere: 27-28 August Tanznacht Berlin

Begüm Erciyas

While studying molecular biology and genetics in Ankara, Begüm Erciyas was engaged in various dance projects in Turkey and became part of [laboratuar], a performing arts research and project group. Later, she studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria and received the DanceWeb scholarship in 2006. Since then, she has been an active member of Sweet and Tender Collaborations, taking part in several collaborative and collective projects and meetings. She was artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2007/08, at K3- Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg in 2009 and at the TanzWerkstatt Berlin in 2011. In 2012 she received stipends from the Berlin Senate and the Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin. In 2014 she was artist-in-residence at Villa Kamogawa / Goethe Institute Kyoto.


Concept: Begüm ErciyasRealisatie: Matthias Meppelink and Begüm ErciyasDramaturgy: Marnix RummensText: Matthias Meppelink, Begüm Erciyas, Jacob WrenSet Realization: Tim VanhentenrykArtistic collaboration: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-LogeriasProduction Management and PR: Barbara GreinerProduction: Begüm Erciyas, Platform 0090Coproduction: wpZimmer, STUK Tanzfabrik Berlin/TanznachtResearch support / Residency: Kunstencentrum BUDA, Q-02, FrankfurtLAB, Tanzrecherche NRW, Goethe Institut - Villa KamogawaSupported by: Hauptstadkulturfonds Berlin