Spot Welding
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Punta Atmak

2016

Theatrical Performance

Punta Atmak/ Spot Welding is a collective performance that took shape in response to a call by Sibel Horada, Yasemin Nur and Emre Koyuncuoğlu. It was performed at Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) with the generous support of Sabancı Foundation and Cultural Awareness Foundation (KBGV).

Its conception paralelled the restoration of an abstract relief sculpture (nicknamed Birds) by Kuzgun Acar. Temporarily exhibited at SSM, the relief provided a node for an imaginary alliance with the artist and his milieu, who were engaged in theater as a collective practice that sprang from the street movements of the late 60’s. Acar worked with director Mehmet Ulusoy at the productions of Devrim İçin Hareket Tiyatrosu and and later, Théatre de Liberté, and designed costumes and masks for many plays, most notably a legendary interpretation of Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht.

Punta Atmak/ Spot Welding is an abstract play that makes connections between our contemporary experience and the times of Kuzgun Acar.

Director: Emre Koyuncuoğlu

Masks / Costumes / Installation: Sibel Horada, Yasemin Nur

Music: Çiğdem Borucu

Lighting: Arek Nişanyan

Actors: Cemre Buğra Ün, Doğa Nalbantoğlu, Elif Sözer, Ladin Avşar, Sedef Gökçe, Sencan Oytun Tokuç, Su Güneş Mıhladız, Tules Tuğba Birincioğlu

Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul, October 13/14/15, 2016