Melis Tezkan, “8937th song”, performance

21 November 2023, 19:00, Pickle Bar Berlin


Since 2020, Melis Tezkan has been interested in playlists as alternative narrative spaces and the potentiality of their performative activation. In her new performance, the playlist becomes an imaginary and sensitive space that materializes questions of translation, interpretation and omission. Polysemy, nonsense and silence together recompose the memories and challenges of language transcription and transliteration.
Free Admission
Language: No language used
Duration: 30 minutes

Doors open at 18:30. Lecture starts at 19:00

Melis Tezkan (b.1982, Istanbul) is an artist and performance-maker based in Paris. She currently teaches at the Grenoble-Valence Fine Arts University. She is co-founder of biriken (with Okan Urun).

Melis Tezkan benefited from a studio at the CND Paris (Centre National de la Danse) for this project.