PLANET LUBUNYA - 2020
Planet Lubunya is a post-migrant, queer-femme collective formed during the pandemic within the need of solidarity and empowerment between Istanbul and Berlin. It includes various interdisciplinary artists, performers and activists. Planet Lubunya aims to create space for under-represented people by focusing Non-European perspectives.
Our first event including drag performance, lecture performance, painting, video art and panel discussion is supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung and live streamed with Zoom. Planet Lubunya is a border-free zone without requirements for any type of visa or a passport. However, it sets up certain rules for its residents.
Rule #1: Planet Lubunya is open to all kinds of orientations, expressions and declarations. It is a free space for everyone to define themselves however they want to. Nevertheless, it does not accept any discriminatory, racist, homophobic behaviours or statements so anyone conducting them will be abandoned to the gravity-free environment of the space.
Rule #2: Planet Lubunya is completely sterilised from Phobic-19 and all the other variants and mutations such as patriarchy. If anyone thinks they have the symptoms they are highly and urgently recommended to isolate themselves for the rest of their lives.
Rule #3: Our spacecraft on our way to Planet Lubunya, does not fuel itself with a certain liquid or gas but it does only require the participation and ovation of its passengers. Therefore the louder we become the faster we arrive at our planet of utopias.
Planet Lubunya is initiated and curated by İrem Aydın and Efe Durmaz.
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Waves - Art Project (2020)
'Waves' is an Art Project including series of workshop and events called 'Waving Bodies' and the column 'Waving Cities'. The project is realized through Weltoffenes funding programme of Berlin Senate in collaboration with the artist İrem Aydın and cultural platform Maviblau.
Illustration: Eva Feuchter
Golem is the adaptation of the performance 'The Sheet' with new artistic team in Turkey and edited texts. It has the premiere in May 2019 at Anahit Sahne in Istanbul.
Director/Text: İrem Aydın
Performers: Alara Lokum, Kübra Balcan, Arda Uğurlu, Şakir Güler
Movement: Köksal Ünal
Sound and Effect Design: Özcan Ertek
Light: Mahmut Eker
The Sheet (2018)
In the performance based on the concept of ‘borders’ we are witnessing the exploration of the performers as they keep constructing and de-constructing the division between time and space and their onstage identities through the constant transformation of their bodies between subject and object as the line between personal and universal borders become more ambiguous.
Director/Text: İrem Aydın
Performers: Natasha Petrovic, Simona Spirovski, Nenad Mitevski, Bojan Kirkovski
The Wedding (2018)
Performers on stage as guests of Turkish-German wedding struggle to continue wedding ceremony as bride and groom do not appear.
Director: İrem Aydın, Damian Popp
Text: İrem Aydın, Jonas Schilling
Performers: Dilşad Budak Sarıoğlu, Jonathan Strotbek, Ilgıt Uçum, Amelie von Godin, Nazmi Sinan Mıhçı, Jonas Schilling
Istanbul - Premiere
Berlin - BrotFabrik Theater, Europaischer Kulturen Museum
Bochum - Zeitmaul Theater
Essen - Katakomben Theater, SANAA- Gebäude Zollverein
above the ground under the clouds (2017)
is a performance about effects of current events on our daily lives and how we perceive tragedy through technology today. Three young people trapped in undefinable place struggle against fear of going out despite of their desire as their body and conscious slowly dissolve under the shadow of inevitable information coming from digital platforms. It is about the common sense of insecurity that contemporary people share universally.
Concept & Text: İrem Aydın
Performers: Arda Ugurlu, Slagana Vujosevik, Alara Lokum
Istanbul - Entropi Sahne, 2017 - ongoing
Istanbul - Bomontiada, 2018 October
Skopje, MOT Festival, 2018 September
Hansa48 Kiel, Germany, 2018 March
'Türkland' is an adaptation of autobiographic book by Dilşad Budak Sarıoğlu as a woman growing up in Germany with Turkey background and moving back to Turkey after she falls in love. It is a search of identity in between cultural differences and bias of both societies.
Text: Dilşad Budak Sarıoğlu
Director: İrem Aydın
Performers: Dilşad Budak Sarıoğlu, Ilgıt Uçum
Germany; Stuttgart Bibliotek, Frankfurt Gallus Theater, Heidelberg DAI, Dortmund Hansa Theater, Cologne Kulturbunker, Hildesheim Theater, Munich Pasinger Fabrik, Essen Katakomben Theater, Hamburg Honigfabrik, Berlin Moabit, Bremen Kukoon
Istanbul; Entropi Sahne, The Circle Space, SUPA, Apartman Sahne