The Well 

by Başak Günak

Başak Günak’s audio-visual performance The Well invites the audience to lend an ear to the whistled sounds in the heart of a well. Deconstructing a Southeast Anatolian folk song titled Bu Dağlar Meşe Dağlar, Başak Günak takes the topography of the region from where the song originates as a source of inspiration. The performance brings to surface the breaths, silences, whistles and feedbacks that decompose the original song through eleven speakers installed in the space. Providing a sensory and resonating field to be experienced physically by the audience, The Well bridges earth and collective memory, audible sounds and non-audible vibrations. Performed in Arter, Carbon.

Premier:

Aslı Bostancı, Bahar Vidinlioğlu, Başak Günak, Ekin Tunçeli, Melih Kıraç


Performers in recording: 

Aslı Bostancı

Bahar Vidinlioğlu

Başak Günak

Ekin Tunçeli

Ingrid Kling

Melih Kıraç

Mikey Woodbridge

Zozka İkur