The performance tells about an unlike adoption of otherness, showing embodiment and transformation of the body in post-otherness; diving into the roots and purposes of the words orient and orientation: how does being the oriental stranger orient the body? Rather than its label but its movements, Öztrük focuses on the dance itself to create new orientations rather than the stereotypical images of Oriental.
The lecture performance series, Oriental Demo, she started in 2017 and following an Autotheory performance, Orientalien (2020), Ceylan Öztrük presents a single act in her performance in Tropez. Öztrük directs this oriental dance performance at Tropez, with a performance by Prince Emrah and music by Gil.
Ceylan Öztrük is an artist who lives and works in Zürich. She completed her practice-based Ph.D. (2016) in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul) that she initiated her subject in Vienna in Academy of Fine Arts on Post Conceptual Art Practices in 2014. She received her graduate (MFA-2011) and undergraduate (BFA-2006) degrees from the Fine Arts Faculty at Anadolu University. Some of her shows are Orientalien, Gessnerallee Theatre, Zürich (2020); Am a Mollusk, too; re/producing tangents, Longtang, Zürich (2020); Oriental Demo, My Wild Flag Festival, Stockholm (2019); Building Poems, 1.1, Basel (2018); Episode 10: Boudoir Sulk, Curated by Agatha Valkyrie Ice, Oslo10, Basel (2017); Speculative Domestics: Ai (Artificial Intimacy) Showroom, Alienze, Lausanne (2019); Call me Venus, Mars, Istanbul (2016).
Funded by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
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