The digital codes which define our lives stream with a huge speed: 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0… It’s a foamy yet destructive stream without limits or liability. Similarly, the ever-twisted face of liquid politics constantly aims to undermine our perception of reality. Even in the midst of a crisis they try to sell us something: A figuration of the doomsday. ’Coz we are permanently dictated that there is no way out of it. But is that true? Is there really no way out? Is there no remedy for the contagious, epileptic attitude of liquid politics? Is a genuine trembling still possible?
This film is a documentation of ‘Liquid Politics’ dance performance took place in 34 different public spaces in Turkey between 2013-21015 inspired from Gezi Park Resistance. At the beginning of the performance has a reverse faced grotesque mask with presentation of a politician.The performance is playing with our perception of what is front and back, true or lie. There was a forward movement but if focused in detail, it was an anatomically reversed “back”. Reminding us of Albert Camus’s “a l'envers a l'endroit” (reversed front), indeed –power – is not just a mere shadow of an individual, which can be seperated from a person’s own personality, and capitalism looks like a tic stuck to the back. Zygmunt Bauman promoted the title of ‘liquid modernity’, which has a different viscosity, speed and transformation than the constant fixed background of the past. Unexpected constant, speedy change like liquids. In the performance the politician strips, by undressing, throwing this “ reverse” from his back, he becomes a human, becomes her/self. There are cinematographic stages in the performance. Like the peeling of an orange, throwing away the waste and like the liberating dance of a human. Every “phase” is like getting rid of all the weights until freedom comes.
"100 faceless unpermitted performance Project” (2013-2015)
Performance: Gonca Gümüşayak
Concept: Gonca Gümüşayak, Onur Serdar
Music Design: Öncel Seçgin
Costume & Mask Design: Ece Anisoglu
Graphic Design: Onur Serdar, Özgür Sevinç
Cinematography&Editing: Mustafa İdacı
Camera: Burak Yücel, Cari, Caglar Erdogan, Nur Cehre Elver, Utku Deniz, Mustafa Serbes
Thanks to :Prof Şebnem Selışık Aksan, Mustafa İdacı, Sinem
Production Team: Kunst für Widerstand, Performance Planet, Caferaga Dayanışması