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at night, on faultlines
by Didem Pekün

Between Bridges Residency Space

Still from "at night, on faultlines", Didem Pekün, 2024.

6–29 June 2024
Opening: 6 June 2024, 6–9 pm

Artist Talk: 27 June 2024, 7 pm
Defne Ayas in conversation with Didem Pekün

Performances in the video by Berke Can Özcan, Beste Demir, Ekin Önce, Elena Kakaliagou,  Leyla Postalcıoğlu,  Mihran Tomasyan, Nazli Durak, Nazli Tecimer and Ufuk Fakıoğlu

at night, on faultlines is a five-screen video installation; it is a performative work that focuses on the question of “home” in Istanbul, and beyond.
The many lives that live, endure, persevere and fail in the cities we inhabit—cities that sits on faultlines, both geographically and metaphorically with the weight of the past, as well as the ongoing political, social, economical, and ecological strifes.
While several screens make a montage of dancers in different rooms of a house, others reveal Istanbul and its many facet: the sea, the sky, extreme crowd, traffic jam, nighttime—movement.
The city is the protagonist of the film. Istanbul is the stage, the home that is cracking. Dancers are the shifting figures that are rotating over the house.
Structured in five episodes—dawn, morning, noon, afternoon, night—what cuts through the traffic, the suffocating crowd, the incessant noise, is the dance that persists, transcending barriers. For dance is the embodiment of perpetual motion, and being in movement is being alive.


Produced by Anna Maria Aslanoğlu and Didem Pekün

The exhibition at night, on faultlines by Didem Pekün is the culmination of the biannual Between Bridges Residency and is presented in collaboration with the Berliner Programm Künstlerische Forschung.

Between Bridges Residency Space
Keithstr. 15
10787 Berlin